10.3 Install/License Advice

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12-20-2016 10:02 PM
ShaunWilliams
New Contributor II

Hi everyone,

Due to turnover within my dept, I’m left with an install/license situation I’m not completely certain how to navigate. Any feedback on if I’m heading in right direction, missing key procedures, etc…would be greatly appreciate. We are entering into an Enterprise License Agreement within a matter of days and existing licenses will expire soon. I simply want to update the license for ArcServer from existing to the ELA license and maintain our current ArcServer version. The following is my simplified work flow and thought processes:

Pt. 1 (Server)

-Since our server is on a single machine, launch authorization wizard and input ELA license

-Install and configure web adapter (currently not installed) consistent with our server version

-Make catalog connections to server

-Server update complete

Pt. 2 (Portal)

Our goal is to better leverage sever for fieldwork and clients viewing services via apps, maps, etc…This is a long term goal, and Im not familiar with some Portal install components. So, I may hold off up the Portal install until we update to 10.5 later in the year:

-Install and authorize Portal for ArcGIS

-Install web adapter for Portal

-Access/configure Portal

Pt 3. (Desktop)

We have two machines running Single Use Desktop Standard licenses. We would like to maintain the current version, but upgrade to advanced with a few new extensions:

-Backup current connections and workspace environments

-Install Desktop Advanced for current version

-Input licenses via license administrator for Desktop and Extensions

-Reset Desktop connections/configurations

Again, any feedback on this proposal, better options, problems with plan, etc… is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. (Posted on Desktop Install and Server forums)

-sw

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DerekLaw
Esri Community Moderator

Hi Shaun,

For both ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Desktop, if you're only migrating the licensing and not the release version, then I think just updating the license files for both installations will be sufficient as far as I know. I don't think you will need to recreate your ArcCatalog connections, nor need to re-install Desktop (well, except for the new extensions).

Hope this helps and happy holidays,

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DerekLaw
Esri Community Moderator

Hi Shaun,

What you've proposed above sounds good, but the tricky parts are the details.

- Please list which release(s) of Desktop and Server you are upgrading FROM and TO. Then we can link to the appropriate help documentation for the upgrade process.

- Suggest you also backup the configuration store and server directories for your Server site, before performing the upgrade.

I believe we talked on the phone last week, did we not? I was waiting for an email from you.

I can't recall specifically, but I think you mentioned you were going to get ArcGIS 10.5, right? It was just released last week, so I strongly recommend you migrate your stack to 10.5 if possible.

Hope this helps,

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ShaunWilliams
New Contributor II

Hi Derek,

We currently have 10.3 for both. With server, we are simply looking to maintain 10.3 and update licenses to the ELA for the time being. With Desktop, we are looking to transition from 10.3 Standard to 10.3 Advanced.

In regards to the phone call, I think you may have me mistaken for someone else. I haven't been in contact with ESRI in several weeks, and my last communication was in regards to purchasing Data Reviewer before the ELA. Its been a hectic month, so I apologize if we did correspond previously.

ArcGIS 10.5 is our goal for the near future. I'm reading up and learning about everything the update will entail. Since I'm working solo at the moment, its will take time some time before I'm able to make the complete 10.5 upgrade, without assistance. 

Thanks for the fast reply.

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DerekLaw
Esri Community Moderator

Hi Shaun,

For both ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Desktop, if you're only migrating the licensing and not the release version, then I think just updating the license files for both installations will be sufficient as far as I know. I don't think you will need to recreate your ArcCatalog connections, nor need to re-install Desktop (well, except for the new extensions).

Hope this helps and happy holidays,

ShaunWilliams
New Contributor II

This is tremendously helpful. Thank you, Derek!

Happy holidays to you also.

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