This error can occur in the following two scenarios:
- You are trying to publish to ArcGIS Server a map containing a geometric service where the data source for the geometric network has not been registered with the ArcGIS Server, and your license level is ArcGIS for Desktop Basic.
- You are publishing a feature service to ArcGIS Online, and your license level is ArcGIS for Desktop Basic.
- If you are publishing to an on-premise ArcGIS Server, you can register the data source of the geometric network.
- If you do not want to register your data with the server, or you are publishing to ArcGIS Online, you will need to upgrade your ArcGIS for Desktop license level to either Standard or Advanced.
ArcGIS for Desktop can be licensed at three different levels: ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced, Standard, or Basic. Geometric networks cannot be copied to an enterprise geodatabase at the Basic level.