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Help build one single desktop installer, including database clients, as a standard delivery process

Question asked by hlzhang525 on Feb 27, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2018 by jayanta.poddar

Hello, desktop teams,

 

As well-known to ArcGIS /ArcGIS Pro users, most types of databases require users to install and configure a database client on the machine that will connect to the database. For example, they have to install Oracle instant client (32-bit, 64-bit) with the Path environment variable properly configured, after desktop ArcGIS /pro installed.

 

In practice, it is very troublesome, especially, in an enterprise (the tight security). In fact, we witness that this type of database-oriented installation/ configuration steps are very hassle to non-IT professionals like economists, engineers and geoscientists, even very often to many IT support guys.

 

Just wondering if ESRI can build one single desktop ArcGIS installer (32-bit) or ArcGIS Pro installer (64-bit) for enterprise users, which include major supported database clients like Oracle instant client (32-bit or 64-bit) and path environment to be configured properly.

 

As an example, ArcGIS Pro 1.4 or later already implement similar for Python 3 (Conda), which certainly demonstrates much better productivity and efficiency to help enterprise users.

 

please advise

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