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Question about Silent Upgrades

Question asked by daveysyc on Nov 9, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 9, 2017 by Dan_Patterson

Hello all,


I’ve been tasked to help our GIS department in updating Arcmap from 10.3 to 10.5.

I was going to silently deploy this software and I have a few questions after reading the “Installing ArcGIS Desktop silently” guide located here (


This is going to be an upgrade and not a clean install. Do I need to define the command line parameters (ESRI_LICENSE_HOST/SOFTWARE_CLASS/SEAT_PREFERENCE) or will it pick up the current settings of the already installed software? The software is currently setup as single license installs. There was a License Server in the past, but they moved to single licenses.


The guide provided by esri is pretty good when it comes to silent clean installs, but not much when it comes to silent upgrades.