Arcgis Desktop License

  1. Arcgis Desktop License Manager
  2. Arcgis Desktop License Types
  3. How To Renew Arcgis Desktop License

The site license for Esri ArcGIS software is provided as a common good to CU Boulder, and no direct fees are involved. CU Boulder students and faculty/staff may download and activate ArcGIS Desktop (including ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro) CU Boulder students and faculty/staff may request ArcGIS Online accounts and access to Esri E-Learning. Do you want to take advantage of the latest functionality, or use ArcGIS for a specific project? Esri is now offering an annual subscription to ArcGIS Desktop.

ArcGIS License Manager 10.3.1 uses FlexNet Publisher license management software. Details upon the version of FLEXnet published used in each version of ArcGIS License Manager can be found in this Knowledge Base article. This version of the license manager will support ArcGIS 10.0 to 10.3.1, ArcGIS 9.x, and Esri CityEngine 2012 to 2015 releases. Visit the Existing users page for information on migrating from version 9.x to 10.3.1.

For customers using ArcGIS License Manager 10.3 and newer to authorize ArcGIS Pro named user licenses via a Portal for ArcGIS installation, please refer to the Configure License Manager for use with Portal for ArcGIS topic for details on authorization and configuration. Installation instructions for the License Manager software can be followed below.

Note:

You do not need to uninstall existing ArcGIS software products to install the license manager, but you do need to uninstall 10.0 or older versions of the license manager to install the latest version. Before installing ArcGIS License Manager 10.3.1, please review the System Requirements. Anaconda software download for mac.

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ArcGIS License Manager communicates through TCP/IP, which must be installed and functioning properly on your Windows license server. In addition, TCP/IP requires that either a network card, along with its drivers, or the MS Loopback Adapter be installed on your Windows machine. An Internet connection is also strongly recommended for the license authorization process. If you do not have an Internet connection on the license manager machine, you can select the email or website authorization option on the Authorization Method panel.

Upon purchasing your ArcGIS products, you will receive an email from Esri Customer Service listing the purchased products and associated authorization numbers and license counts. Follow the steps below to install, authorize, and start the license manager:

  1. Run the License Manager setup from your software download or ArcGIS installation media.
  2. Follow the instructions to install the license manager to the desired location. At the end of the installation, ArcGIS License Server Administrator appears.
  3. Complete the authorization process and start the license service. If you choose to do this step at a later time, on Windows, you can access License Server Administrator from Start > Programs > ArcGIS > License Manager > License Server Administrator. On Linux, you can run License Server Administrator from the installation location using the following command: <installation_path>/arcgis/license10.3/LSAdmin.
  4. Click Authorization in the table of contents and click the Authorize Now button to launch the Software Authorization Wizard.
  5. Follow the instructions on the dialog boxes to complete the authorization process. A provisioning file (*.prvs) generated on the My Esri Portal can be used to speed up the authorization process. This file fills in all the necessary user and product authorization information in the wizard. More information on provisioning files can be found in the section Provisioning Files.
  6. Click Finish to close the wizard and return to License Server Administrator.

Authorizing licenses silently

ArcGIS 10.1-10.3.1 Licenses can be authorized on the License Manager silently with the use of a provisioning file generated from My Esri by running the following command:

softwareauthorizationLS.exe -S -VER 10.3 -LIF <path to the *prvs file>

A -verbose switch can be added to the above command to display the status of the authorization process on the command line.

On Linux, the following syntax shoud be used:

$ ./SoftwareAuthorizationLS -S -VER 10.3 -LIF <path to the *prvs file>

Note:

When accessing the Software Authorization Wizard through terminal services in a Linux environment, a valid display must be set. This KB article provides more information.

Authorizing licenses offline

If the machine hosting your license manager does not have access to the Internet, you can complete the authorization process in an offline mode. After launching the Software Authorization Wizard as described in step 4 above, follow these instructions:

  1. On the second dialog box of the authorization wizard, select the option Authorize at Esri's website or by email to receive your authorization file.
  2. Follow the instructions on the rest of the dialog boxes and save the authorization request file when prompted at the end. By default, this will be saved as authorize.txt.
  3. Follow the instructions on the last dialog box to send or upload the file from a machine that has email and/or Internet access.
  4. Esri Customer Service will process the request and return the response file (*.resps) that contains your licenses.
  5. Save this file to your license manager and relaunch the Software Authorization Wizard from the License Server Administrator.
  6. On the first panel, select the third option I have received an authorization file from Esri and am now ready to finish the authorization process and browse to the response file to complete your authorization.

Upgrading licenses from 10.1 through 10.3 to 10.3.1

ArcGIS License Manager 10.3.1 uses 10.1-10.3 licenses. If you have previously authorized 10.1 through 10.3 License Manager and did not deauthorize your licenses before installing ArcGIS License Manager 10.3.1, you do not need to reauthorize your ArcGIS License Manager. Follow the instructions below for upgrading your software from 10.1 through 10.3 to 10.3.1.

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Upgrading License Manager software from 10.1 through 10.3 to 10.3.1

ArcGIS 10.1-10.3 licenses will operate with ArcGIS 10.3.1 and no license upgrade is required. However, any client software operating at version 10.3.1 must use a 10.3.1 License Manager. To upgrade ArcGIS 10.1 through 10.3 License Manager software to ArcGIS 10.3.1 License Manager, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the License Server from Start > Programs > ArcGIS > License Manager > License Server Administrator. On Linux, you can run License Server Administrator (in the case of 10.3) from the installation location using the following command: <installation_path>/arcgis/license10.3/LSAdmin.
  2. Stop the License Service under Start/Stop License service and exit the License Server Administrator.
  3. Install the ArcGIS 10.3.1 License Manager. The installer will automatically uninstall your ArcGIS 10.1 through 10.3 License Manager and install ArcGIS 10.3.1 License Manager.
  4. Open the License Server from Start > Programs > ArcGIS > License Manager > License Server Administrator. On Linux, you can run License Server Administrator from the installation location using the following command: <installation_path>/arcgis/license10.3/LSAdmin.
  5. Start the License Service under Start/Stop License service and exit the License Server Administrator. ArcGIS 10.3 License Manager is now ready for use.

Upgrading older software and licenses from 10.0 to 10.1 or newer (including 10.3.1)

Automatic license upgrade functionality introduced at ArcGIS 10.1 remains at ArcGIS 10.3.1. This allows for a much easier license upgrade process from 10.0 licenses to 10.1-10.3 licenses. Instead of deauthorizing older licenses and authorizing the latest version, users can convert their existing 10.0 licenses to 10.1-10.3 using the one-step upgrade option.

  1. Uninstall the ArcGIS 10.0 License Manager without deauthorizing your existing licenses.
  2. Install the ArcGIS 10.1 or newer License Manager.
  3. Go to the Authorization folder, click Upgrade Now, and follow the instructions to complete the upgrade process.

Your license can also be upgraded by deauthorizing your existing 10.0 license and authorizing your new 10.1-10.3 licenses.

Contacting Esri Customer Service

If for any reason you are unable to locate your authorization information, you can contact Esri Customer Service and request that it be resent.

In the United States, you can contact Esri Customer Service by calling 888-377-4575, or visit the My Esri site.

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Outside the United States, contact your local Esri distributor. For information regarding your local distributor, visit the following website.

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The license manager allows you to install ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcInfo Workstation on as many machines as you want. The number of licenses purchased determines the number of users who can run the products simultaneously. You can purchase licenses for Advanced, Standard, and Basic.

The license manager can be installed on a machine where ArcGIS Concurrent Use versions will be run or on a machine where only the license manager will be installed. Other ArcGIS installations will define that license manager after the installation process.

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To install and authorize your license manager, you will need to use the authorization information that you received by e-mail from Esri Customer Service when you purchased your product. Save the e-mail attachment to the machine where you intend to install the license manager. This file will be required during the license manager installation process.

License manager requirements

The ArcGIS 10.x License Manager communicates through TCP/IP, which must be installed and functioning properly on any Windows license server. TCP/IP requires either a network card, along with its drivers, or the MS Loopback Adapter installed on your Windows workstation.

  • The ArcGIS License Manager can coexist with the 8.x License Manager. When you install the ArcGIS License Manager on a computer where an Esri License Manager is already installed, the license server can serve licenses to ArcGIS 10.x and 9.x installations.
  • The License Manager will not be uninstalled when you install the ArcGIS 10 License Manager on the same computer.
  • If you have an existing license manager that is not ArcGIS 10.x License Manager, you must uninstall the existing license manager and install the ArcGIS License Manager for ArcGIS 10.x installations to access.
  • The ArcGIS License Manager supports all ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcInfo Workstation 10.x and 9.x releases.

Arcgis Desktop License Manager

How to install the license manager

For more information about installing, using, or troubleshooting the license manager, see the License Manager Reference Guide, lmrefguide.htm, available in the Documentation folder of the ArcGIS for Desktop media.

To install only the license manager, follow these steps:

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  1. Log in as a user with administrative privileges.
  2. Close all applications on your computer.
  3. Choose the license manager option from the download menu. The license manager option starts licensesetup.exe.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen. The ArcGIS License Manager provides you with the ability to choose where you want to install the license manager. On Windows, the default installation location is C:Program FilesArcGISLicense10.1. On UNIX and Linux, the default installation location is $HOME/arcgis/license10.1.
  5. Once you have completed the license manager installation, you can use the ArcGIS License Server Administrator to authorize licenses for the license manager.
  6. Click Authorization in the table of contents and click the Authorize Now button to launch the Software Authorization Wizard.

  7. Follow the instructions on the dialog box to complete the authorization process.
  8. Click Finish to close the wizard and return to License Server Administrator.

Once you have completed the license manager installation, you can supply the license manager information to those users installing ArcGIS for Desktop. They can browse to this network license manager when prompted for the license manager machine after their ArcGIS for Desktop installation.

For more information about using or troubleshooting the license manager, see the License Manager Reference Guide, lmrefguide.htm, available in the Documentation folder of the ArcGIS for Desktop media kit. After installing the license manager, this guide is also available from Start > Programs > ArcGIS > License Manager > License Manager Reference Guide or in the installation folder, C:Program FilesArcGISLicense10.1Documentationlmrefguide.htm. On UNIX and Linux machines, the License Manager Reference Guide can be accessed from $HOME/arcgis/license10.1/documentation/lmrefguide.htm.

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