Activate the trial application

Discussion created by jt3000 on Feb 10, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 10, 2013 by vsfoote
I have downloaded a trial version of arcGIS. After I installed, I started initiated the application named ArcMap and I retrieved the error message "provide your license server administrator with the following information Error Code = -96".

My goal is to test the arcGIS application by using the trial version.

I also retrieved information about instruction to activate the application but in reality no popup message was displayed.

-Install and authorize.
*Select a destination folder to extract the install files to. If you
choose, you can automatically launch the setup after the files have
been extracted.
When prompted, select ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced (ArcInfo) Single Use.
*Click Authorize Now.
*On the Authorization Options dialog, check the 'I have installed my
software and need to authorize it.' option and click Next.
*Enter your authorization number: xxxxxxxxxx, and click Next.
*On the Authorize Software Extensions dialog, select 'I do not want to
authorize any extensions at this time.' and click Next. The nine core
ArcGIS for Desktop extensions are included in your 60-day trial
authorization number.