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You’ve just updated your client and geodatabases to ArcGIS 10.3, and you want to ensure you are using the most up-to-date ArcSDE command line tools and application server install. So where is the install for ArcSDE 10.3?


For the last several releases, we incorporated more functionality into the user interface of the ArcGIS client. For upgrading the geodatabase repository at 10.0, the Upgrade Geodatabase tool replaced the ArcSDE Post Installation wizard. At 10.1, the Create and Enable Enterprise Geodatabase tools allowed for the deprecation of the ArcSDE Post Installation wizard all together. The application server and command line tools have been an optional install since 10.1, and the database connection dialog box was reworked to allow a direct connect for the default method of working with database connections. Overall, these upgrades prepare us for the deprecation of the command line tools and the application server.


With the release of ArcGIS 10.3 comes the end of support for the ArcSDE service and the application server connections (three-tier). Additionally, ArcSDE command line tools have been replaced by geoprocessing tools in the ArcGIS clients. Therefore…


There is no install for ArcSDE 10.3.


You can connect to all of your databases in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3 using direct connections by adding a database connection in ArcCatalog. You can also use existing SDE files created from application server connections and create application server connections to services from previous versions. Since ArcGIS 10.2.2 is the last release to include the ArcSDE application server, we encourage you to use direct connections moving forward.


If you’re wondering what to do about the ArcSDE command line tools no longer being available, geoprocessing tools have been added to the Geodatabase Administration toolset to help you with any administrative needs. So rejoice! There is one less step in the installation process of upgrading to the newest versions of ArcGIS products.


For more information, check out our documentation linked below:

ArcGIS for Desktop Help: What’s new for Geodatabases in ArcGIS 10.3?
ArcGIS for Desktop Help: Client and Geodatabase Compatibility in 10.3
ArcGIS for Desktop Help: Database servers in 10.3
ArcGIS for Desktop Help: Database connections in ArcGIS for Desktop
ArcGIS for Desktop Help: Migrate from ArcSDE administration commands



Originally posted on the Support Service Blog: Where is the install for ArcSDE 10.3? | Support Services Blog

Is ArcGIS 10.2 crashing when attempting to add shapefiles to ArcMap? We see your error reports coming in and we want you to know there’s a fix! For more details about this issue, please see this blog.


This reminder comes from Kirsten Pinkston in Esri Technical Support.


Experiencing this issue? Here’s what you need to do:


Install the patch

For those of you running ArcGIS 10.2 and experiencing crashes when working with shapefiles, it is necessary that you download and install this patch or upgrade to 10.2.1 to apply the fix.


Can’t install the patch or upgrade?

Shapefiles typically associated with this crash contain dBase files with a large number of fields. Converting these shapefiles to file geodatabase feature classes can help to work around the crashing.


Please continue to contact Esri

For any and all error reports you receive, please send them to Esri with a valid email address, as this enables us to identify and respond faster to issues impacting your work.

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