ArcGIS Desktop - Install & Authorize

Last Updated: 05/06/2014

Overview

The following documentation shows the process of installing  and authorizing ArcGIS Desktop software.  Authorization instructions start at step 11.  Download the software here. Also download the .prvc file for authorizing the software here (This is a plain text file. You can download it either by right-clicking on the link above and choosing "Save Link As", or simply click on the link, so that its plain text contents are visible, and then choose "Save" or "Save As" from your browser's File menu).

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • WINDOWS

Step 1

Click Run ESRI.exe

Note: If you are not sure what an ISO file is or how to use an ISO file, click here

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Step 2

Click Setup for ArcGIS Desktop.

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Step 3

Click Yes

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Step 4

Click Next

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Step 5

Click I accept the license agreement and then click Next

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Step 6

Choose Complete under the installation type and click Next

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Step 7

Click Next

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Step 8

Click Next

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Step 9

Click Next

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Step 10

Click Finish and the ArcGIS Desktop software will be installed. 

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Step 11

From the ArcGIS file select ArcGIS Administrator

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Step 12

Under Select a product chose Advanced (ArcInfo) Single Use. Then click Authorize Now

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Step 13

Click I have received an authorization file from Esri and am now ready to finish the authorization process and then click Browse to find the .prvc file you downloaded earlier. 

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Step 14

Select the .prvc file that you downloaded earlier. 

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Step 15

Click Authorize with Esri now using the Internet and then Next

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Step 16

Click Next.

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Step 17

Fill out the information and click Next

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Step 18

Click Next

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Step 19

Chose whether or not you want to authorize any exentions and click Next

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Step 20

If you would like to try an evaluation copy of one of the extensions you can chose so here. Then click Next

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Step 21

Click Finish. You have now successfully installed and authorized ArcGIS.

*Note: Although the Provisioning File includes authorization numbers for various extensions, these extensions are not automatically enabled. Please see the next step to learn how to enable these extensions.

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Step 22

Enable Extensions

Enable extentions by selecting Extensions... from the Customize drop-down menu.

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Step 23

Check the box next to the name of the extensions you wish to use, then click Close.

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