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How To Update EDN License in 10.2+ ArcSDE safely?

Question asked by mark.littell on Mar 9, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 10, 2015 by mark.littell

How do I do this?

When I used to install the sde commands, it was a simple sdesetup -o command.

Now, with ESRI strongly suggesting to NOT install the sde command tools, how do I update my soon to expire EDN license key?

I can not find it in the ArcCatalog's Toolbox  - where the sde commands were moved to...

I have found two tools that allow me to insert the ecp key file:

A) Data Management Tools \ Geodatabase Administration \ Create Enterprise Geodatabase

B) Data Management Tools \ Geodatabase Administration \ Enable Enterprise Authorization Geodatabase

What are the effects if I run one of these on an existing sde server?

At this time, I don't want to update sde from 10.2.2 to 10.3, I only want to update the license key so it will not expire next week. I am not ready to update my GIS servers to 10.3.

If I run these tools from a 10.3 ArcCatalog, will it also attempt to update the database version?

I personally recall and have seen posts where after the key has expired I would be prompted for a new key file. I'd rather not wait until this happens to update it.

 

Or is there a simple way I have been unable to find?

 

Please Advise & Thanks

Mark Littell

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