I have published a number of wms layers with AGS 10.0. Although I have named the layers logically in the mxd nad named the wms service accordingly, the wms GetCapabilities document still names the layer 0,1,2,3 etc. There is no way to change these names in AGS Manager. I have tried to name them differently in the GetCapabilities Doc but this creates problems when trying to display the layer because AGS can´t reference the layers.

Is there any way that I have missed in order to name the layers differently?


You need to select the option Use layer names from the map document in the Add New Service - Capabilities form.

Take a look at the OneGeology WMS cookbook Setting up an ArcGIS Server WMS that shows you how to do this.

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  • will this work for server 10.4 for feature access services? I do not see this option – NULL.Dude Jul 24 '17 at 16:01
  • Not sure about 10.4. – nmtoken Jul 24 '17 at 17:31

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