I am working on ArcGIS Server 10.2 and SQL Server 2008. when I want to publish the service, I get this error "Feature service requires a registered database" that's error happen when I read (List By Source) from Version, but when I read from Default (SDE) I don't get this error and every thing is ok.

this is a screen shot of error:

Feature Service Requires a Registered Database ERROR

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    Have you registered your database as data store? Feature service requires your enterprise SDE geodatabase to be registered as data store, you cannot publish a service if you haven't done that. May 11, 2014 at 9:02
  • I have fixed the issue. We create a new database connection and set the source is WEB version
    – Majid
    May 22, 2014 at 5:13
  • you should make your comment the answer which you can accept, so the thread is solved. May 22, 2014 at 6:42

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I uses Register Database as ArcGis Server Managed Database option for registering and it worked for me. Test this option too.

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