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HELP: How to automatically release Spatial Analyst extension

Question asked by leftieant76 on Dec 29, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 21, 2015 by leftieant76



I have a circumstance where our organisation only has a limited number of SA extensions available in our LM for a comparatively large number of users. It is not a commonly used extension for most of our Desktop users, but it is for our specialist users.


When a extension is selected, it seems to stay persistent for subsequent uses of ArcGIS Desktop - which is really annoying, as someone may have selected the extension for a specific task, and then not released the extension, effectively locking it out for other users to access.


After repeated sessions of trying to source an extension for core work, I've finally cracked today. There has to be an easier way.


Is there a programmatic way to change this - ie extension automatically is released on exiting software or on startup or similar? I'm imagining that this may be controlled by a registry key or similar.


Please help!