How to Download and Install Arcgis 10.1 Prerelease License Manager
Arcgis 10.1 is a powerful geographic information system (GIS) software that allows you to create, analyze, and visualize spatial data. To use Arcgis 10.1, you need to install and authorize a license manager on your server machine. The license manager is a software that manages the distribution of licenses to Arcgis clients on your network.
If you want to try out the new features and enhancements of Arcgis 10.1 before its official release, you can download and install the prerelease version of the license manager. The prerelease license manager is compatible with Arcgis 10.x and 9.x releases, and supports both concurrent use and named user licenses.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install the Arcgis 10.1 prerelease license manager on your Windows machine. We will also guide you through the authorization process and some troubleshooting tips.
Download the Arcgis 10.1 Prerelease License Manager
To download the Arcgis 10.1 prerelease license manager, you need to have an Esri account and access to the Esri Customer Care Portal. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free at https://accounts.esri.com/.
Once you have logged in to the portal, follow these steps:
Click on My Organizations and select Licensing.
Click on Downloads and select ArcGIS Desktop.
Click on ArcGIS Desktop Prerelease and select ArcGIS License Manager (Windows).
Click on Download and save the file to your desired location.
Install the Arcgis 10.1 Prerelease License Manager
To install the Arcgis 10.1 prerelease license manager, you need to have administrator privileges on your server machine. You also need to uninstall any previous versions of Arcgis License Manager and the Sentinel Protection Installer hardware key drivers using Add/Remove Programs, if applicable.
After downloading the file, follow these steps:
Extract the file using a tool like WinZip or 7-Zip.
Run the setup.exe file and follow the instructions to install the license manager to the desired location.
At the end of the installation, the ArcGIS License Server Administrator will appear.
Click on Authorization in the table of contents and click on Authorize Now to launch the Software Authorization Wizard.
Follow the instructions on the dialog boxes to complete the authorization process. You will need your authorization number and license count that you received from Esri Customer Service via email when you purchased your Arcgis products.
A provisioning file (*.prvs) generated on the Esri Customer Care Authorization Portal can be used to speed up the authorization process. This file fills in all the necessary user and product authorization information in the wizard. More information on provisioning files can be found in this section.
Click Finish to close the wizard and return to the License Server Administrator.
The license service should start automatically after authorization. If not, click on Start/Stop License Service in the table of contents and click on Start.
If you encounter any issues with downloading, installing, or authorizing the Arcgis 10.1 prerelease license manager, here are some tips that might help:
If your server machine does not have access to the Internet, you can complete the authorization process in an offline mode. After launching the Software Authorization Wizard as described in step 4 above, select Email/Website Authorization 0efd9a6b88