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How do I set the maximum borrow limit for ArcGIS Administrator?

Question asked by huffmanp on Feb 13, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2018 by huffmanp

I'm serving ArcGIS Desktop concurrent licenses from ArcGIS Administrator 10.3.1.  The maximum borrow limit is set to the default 30 days.  It seems to me that I once extended that time for one of our installations.  A notice in Administrator says to "Contact your License Administrator to modify this value."  Administrator Help unhelpfully says "Contact your organization's license administrator to change this value."  I tried contacting our license administrator, but that didn't help, because he/she is I. I searched Support, but only found explanations that the maximum time is 65536 days, and warnings that it is best to keep burrowing times short because if a machine crashes or is stolen, the license will be unavailable until the expiration time.  I was only thinking about extending the borrow time to 60 days. 

 

It seems like the answer might be in the Options file ACTIVATION_EXPIRY_DAYS parameter http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/get-started/license-manager-guide/activation-expiry-days.htm  but for the final paragraph of this usage description: "The ArcGIS Administrator is designed to accept the maximum borrow days specified in the License Server Administrator (default 30 days). The user must adjust the ArcGIS Administrator borrow request for a given feature to that specified in the Options file. "

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