Installing ArcGIS Desktop

This page will step you through installing the ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 software on your office computer. You must have local administator rights to install this software on your computer. ArcGIS Desktop only runs on Windows, preferably Windows 7, but will also run on Vista. If you are using a Macintosh or Linux desktop, or you do not want to install the software, the quickest way to access ArcGIS Desktop is through the RowanCloud service.

First, navigate to \\\software\ArcGIS 10.1 to locate the install media. (The link will work in IE or you can just paste the link text into Windows Explorer.) You do not need to copy these files to your local computer before installing. Click on the “ESRI.exe” file to begin the installation. If you have previously had ArcGIS installed on your computer, you will need to uninstall the software before you can install ArcGIS 10.1. In the new window that appears, under ArcGIS Desktop click “Setup.”

Accept the default options. Make sure you install everything; Python and the Extensions are required.

After the installation is complete, you will need to specify the license level and the license manager server.

Under 1. Pick a product, choose “ArcInfo (Concurrent Use)”. You will now define a license manager; under 2. Select a License Manager for Concurrent Use products, replace “Not_Set” with “”. Click OK to end the installation process.

You’re not entirely done just yet. There are several patches to apply to the software. You can find these in the Patches folder within the ArcGIS 10 Folder. Install all of the patches within the folder. There will be an announcement when new patches are available.

ArcGIS for AutoCAD

There is an add-on to AutoCAD that will allow you to bring map services from ArcGIS Server into AutoCAD. The campus facilities data and recent aerial photographs are available through this service. The files for the add-on are available at \\\software\AutoCAD.