Version 10.x – ArcGIS for Desktop Student Trial software Instructions
*This information is only applicable to students taking classes at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy that are using ArcGIS.
1. Check the system requirements to make sure your computer has the hardware and software required for the trial.
2. Obtain an authorization code from your professor or from the EJB Information Technology Services group and authorize it as follows.
A. Visit http://www.esri.com/educationedition to begin the process of activating and downloading your ArcGIS for Desktop Student Trial software.
B. Log in using your Existing Esri account, or sign-up for a new Esri account, if necessary.
C. Enter the authorization code and click Activate ArcGIS.
D. Click the button for the ArcGIS Pro 2.0 and ArcGIS 10.5.1
Please note that you should download and install ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMAP) first. If you install ArcGIS Pro first, it can create issues when trying to follow these instructions. ArcGIS Pro is licensed by an association of your ESRI account and Rutgers University and happens through a different process. Please inquire with your instructor as to when you can access ArcGIS Pro.
3. Install the software
A. If necessary, download the ArcGIS Uninstall Utility and uninstall previous versions of ArcGIS Desktop or Server. The software cannot be installed on a computer that has a previous version of ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS for Server installed. It’s OK if the computer has ArcGIS Explorer installed.
B. If necessary, install the Microsoft .NET Framework (version 3.5 Service Pack 1 or higher).
a. If you are unsure if you have the .NetFramework installed, you can download a .net Version detector from the following site – http://www.asoft.be/prod_netver.html.
C. Download ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) and note the location where it will be downloaded. You can also download the ArcGIS Tutorial Data for Desktop as well if you wish.
D. Double-click the downloaded ArcGIS_Desktop_10XXXXXXX.exe file (Depending on the version you selected, the file extensions may be different) to extract the installation files.
E. Locate and run Setup.exe to install ArcGIS for Desktop. The “Complete” installation is recommended.
4. Authorize the Software
A. After the files are installed, the Authorization Wizard will open and prompt you to choose a product to authorize; select “ArcGIS Desktop Advanced (Single Use)” and click continue.
B. The Authorization Wizard will prompt you for an authorization code; enter your activated code. Follow the prompts and the software will authorize and be ready for use. Note: leave the default option for the software extensions selected; they will be authorized automatically.
If the program does not prompt you for licensing, you should go to ArcGIS in your program listing and open ArcGIS administrator and click on “desktop” on the left, select Advanced (ArcInfo) Single Use on the right and Authorize now to get the authorization process started.