Installing ArcGIS v10.x

To get ArcGIS working is a two-step process. You need to install the software then connect to a licence server.

To INSTALL the files shared by SAL.

  1. Ensure that you have uninstalled any previous versions of ArcGIS.
  2. Download all the files from the location shared with you by the SAL Technical Officer or your Subject Lecturer. Your ArcGIS installation folder should contain the following
    ArcGIS v10.7 Installation Files
    ArcGIS v10.7 Installation Files
    ArcGIS v10.7 .NET file
    ArcGIS v10.7 .NET file

    If you are using OneDrive, remember that the white cloud shown in the pictures above indicate that a file is stored online but not yet downloaded onto your computer.  You cannot install the file until it is downloaded onto the local machine.

  3. Start with the file number 1_
    Follow the prompts, keeping all the default settings.
    If you get a message saying that a DOT net environment is missing, cancel the install and install the file in the folder called “Install this if your computer says you are missing a DOTnet thing” first. Once this is done, then run the file that has the name starting with 1_ again.
  4. Repeat running the file and following the prompts (using the default settings) for each of the files in numbered order.
  5. If you do not wish to install all of them, your installation will not match that of the computers you use at uni, and depending on which ones you miss, some functionality may be missing.

Remember, a PDF of more detailed instructions that include pictures is available for you to follow if you would find that helpful.

To connect to a licence server

  1. Connect to the University VPN if you are off campus.
    For information on the VPN start with these Knowledgebase Articles from IMTS:
    VPN – Remote/Offsite Network Access – Windows
    AnyConnect VPN Remote Connection Guide using SMS as Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)
  2. Open ArcGIS Administrator
    ArcGIS Administrator Start Menu Screeenshot
  3. Select “Desktop” in the tree on the lefthand window.
  4. Select “ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced (Concurrent Use)”, and click the “change” button.
  5. In the dialog box that appears enter the name of the licence server that you were given by your course coordinator/tutor/SAL technical support and then click “OK”.
    Dialog Box for changing the licence server
  6. Click on the “Apply” button.
  7. If you want to check what you are licensed to use, select “availability” from the tree in the left-hand window.  This will show you which features/extensions are available from the licence server, how many licenses there are, and how many are currently available.  As you have just connected to this licence server, you are using one “desktop advanced” license and one each of whichever extension licenses you currently have turned on in the ArcMap or ArcCatalogue modules.
  8. Click OK to close the ArcGIS Administrator.
    The software is ready to use.

ArcGIS Desktop 10.7.x system requirements

Archived ESU instructions PDF