Migrating ArcGIS Pro Options/Settings

01-06-2020 10:15 AM
Status: Closed
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It takes non-trivial effort to setup ArcGIS Pro to ones liking and the prospect of changing computers or being re-imaged is a dreaded experience.

Enabling easy export/import of options, favorites, portals, and licensing would greatly accelerate post-install productivity.

Users shouldn't have to manually futz in the registry to get something in HKCU\Software\ESRI\ArcGISPro\Settings\ then copy something from AppData\Roaming\ESRI\ArcGISPro.


What would be better is if we could bake this into the install process, and deploy org-specific "Options" settings at install time. 


For those following this idea, the framework that will allow organization-wide management of application settings was put in place in ArcGIS Pro 2.7.  See Manage application settings—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation which details the Settings available for administrator control.

You'll note that it is a limited set at this time.  What specific settings are most important for you and your organizations to make available for administrator control?  Please add comments below.

@MarkVolz has noted some specifics as part of Organization configuration editor for default sett... - GeoNet, The Esri Community 

Thank you!


Posting this here to document the request, @MicheleH1_DNReply is asking for a way to set the time/date format at the application level and allow for deployment through the Manage application settings workflow.


Am I interpreting that correctly, Michele?


Sounds perfect Kory.

Status changed to: Closed

As this idea was being held open to continue collecting specific requirements for additional options to make available through the Manage Application Settings workflow, and we now have a specific ask for that at https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-pro-ideas/arcgis-pro-manage-application-settings-add-more/idi-p... we will continue tracking those requests at that idea. 

Please add comments with options that your organization requires on that idea.

Thank you.


Having the ability to set say Portal, and Named User for all users is something that would be great in Pro.settingsConfig.  We deploy through Citrix VDI, and you can't set these items through HKLM in the registry, and people forget how to sign in and get their licensing.  If we could make it where they just get past selecting Named User, Enterprise and the URL entry we would be helping our users greatly.  I was hopeful that sign in through browser would catch on but it really has not helped our organization.