Batch file creation of ArcGIS provisioning files

Idea created by 1_ANUsite on Jun 1, 2011
    • sisdgisadmin
    • olwyn
    • 1_ANUsite
    • rosscurry
    • 10483site1
    • immapusa

    This came up when one of our teaching areas wanted to generate 30 ArcGIS 10 standalone licences. The web portal for provisioning licence files is not able to do this easily. Fine for single licenses, terrible if you need to generate a batch of them at once.

    As currently configured I need to select one Product Description then the necessary extensions followed by a description and email address for each licence then repeat 29 more times. This strikes me as a lot of work that I shouldn't have to do.

    What I'd want would be the ability to generate a template (as the licences will all be the same) and then indicate how many licences I need that follow that template. The interface would ideally include the ability to upload or paste in a list of student email addresses and descriptions (name, area) so the licenses could be emailed out directly rather than being sent to me for distribution (which would also be a major pain).

    Another useful feature would be the ability to do a one-click renewal of provisioning files when new licences need to be created to replace licences that have expired, using the details provided for the old licence.