ArcSDE 10.1 needs Software authorization

Idea created by rgrichards on Jan 30, 2013
    • imfeld
    • andrew3784
    • nidhinkn
    • azgis
    • rgrichards
    • winso1983
    • ryan.cody
    For some strange reason ArcSDE 10.1 Windows no longer includes the Software Authorization tool? With the new requirement to use Toolbox/Python to create Enterprise Geodatabases what is the workflow to authorize ArcSDE software?

    Why was the software authorization removed from ArcSDE 10.1?

    We found the software authorization tool only exists in ArcGIS Server - GIS Service installation. We do not want this on our database server... but we had to install it just to get the software authorization wizard.

    My recommendation is to put the software authorization tool back into the ArcSDE installer. Or remove the software authorization completely and make it entirely web-based.