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ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1

Summary

This Service Pack contains performance improvements and maintenance fixes. Please download and install this required Service Pack at your earliest convenience.

Description

Important Notes

ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1


Some of the ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1 setups have been replaced to address the following additional fix:

  • NIM040214 - Validating geodatabase topology containing overlapping curves may produce incorrect results. Please see Technical Article 35833 for more information.

NOTE: If you've installed ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1 prior to November 24, 2008, simply install ArcGIS 9.3 SP1 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Topology Validation Patch to fix this issue. You do not need to re-install ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1.

NOTE: If you've already installed ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1 and the ArcGIS 9.3 SP1 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Topology Validation Patch, you do not need to re-install Service Pack 1.

NOTE: To check for the presence of ArcGIS 9.3 SP1 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Topology Validation Patch or the updated 9.3 Service Pack 1 (9.3 SP1),

  • Under the <installation folder>\ArcGIS\Bin folder, right click the GdbTopo.dll file
  • Select Properties
  • On the Version tab, the File version for GdbTopo.dll should read: 9.3.1.1851.


ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1 DVD


A DVD of this Service Pack will be made available in the next several weeks for users who experience difficulties downloading the Service Pack from the web site. Simply fill out the Request a Service Pack DVD order form.

Introduction

We recommend that all ArcGIS 9.3 customers download and install this Service Pack, at their earliest convenience, to ensure the highest quality experience when working with ArcGIS 9.3.

NOTE: If you are using a localized version of ArcGIS, please contact your local distributor to get the updated language supplement.


Issues Addressed with this Service Pack


ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1 contains critical fixes and new functionality. It is recommended that all users install this service pack.

A complete list of the issues that have been fixed in this service pack is available here.

What’s New in ArcGIS 9.3 Service Packs.

Files Installed with this Service Pack


Installing this Service Pack on Windows


Installation Notes

    It is important to keep all versions of ArcGIS products installed on the same machine in sync to avoid any software conflicts.

    To find out what products are currently installed on your machine, download the PatchFinder93.exe utility and run it from your local machine. This utility provides a report detailing which ArcGIS products are currently installed on your machine. This will help determine which product Service Packs you should install on your machine. The report also details which service packs have been installed. The report is displayed when the utility is run and a servicepack.txt log file is created in your temp folder. The Service Pack Finder utility searches for the following ArcGIS products.

      ArcGIS ArcReader
      ArcGIS Desktop (ArcView, ArcEditor, ArcInfo) Includes the ArcReader fixes for the ArcReader FEATURE.
      ArcGIS Desktop Developer Kit for the Microsoft .NET Framework, VB6, VBA and Visual C++
      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for C++, the Java Platform, the Microsoft .NET Framework, VB6 and Visual C++
      ArcGIS Engine Runtime
      ArcGIS Image Server
      ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .NET Framework
      ArcGIS Server for the Java Platform
      ArcGIS Server Web ADF Runtime for the Microsoft .NET Framework
      ArcIMS
      ArcIMS Web ADF for the Microsoft .NET Framework
      ArcIMS Web ADF for the Java Platform
      ArcSDE


    NOTE (ArcIMS and ArcSDE users): If you use ArcIMS 9.3 or ArcSDE 9.3, you must also install ArcIMS 9.3 Service Pack 1 or ArcSDE 9.3 Service Pack 1 . For example, if you use ArcIMS 9.3 and ArcGIS 9.3 Desktop, install both ArcIMS 9.3 Service Pack 1 and ArcGIS 9.3 Desktop Service Pack 1. Since ArcIMS 9.3, ArcSDE 9.3 and the ArcGIS 9.3 products share common DLLs, it is important to keep the software release versions in sync to avoid any software conflicts.

    NOTE (ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 users): The ArcGIS Desktop Help updates setup (ArcGISDesktopHelp93sp1.msp) includes updates for ArcGIS 9.3 Desktop Documentation, including Help files, core extension Help files, and tutorials. The ArcGIS Desktop setup (ArcGISDesktop93sp1.msp) must be applied before the ArcGIS Desktop Help update.

    NOTE (ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 Evaluation Edition users): This Service Pack is supported with the ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 Evaluation Edition.

    NOTE (Windows 2003 Server users): See Technical Article 33818 if you encounter Error 1718. File was rejected by digital signature policy.

    NOTE (ArcGIS Server Post Install for ArcGIS Server users): The ArcGIS Server Post Install will automatically launch after the service pack has been applied. If this doesn't happen, please be sure to launch the GIS Server Post Install and Web Applications Post Install (if ArcGIS Server .NET is installed) manually from the shortcuts found in your Start menu. The GIS Server Post Install will prompt for the ArcGIS Server Object Manager (SOM), ArcGIS Server Object Container (SOC), the GIS Server Manager (on ArcGIS Server Java) and the GIS Server Webservices (on ArcGIS Server .NET) user accounts and their associated passwords. To avoid disrupting the operation of your server installation you will need to use the exact same accounts and passwords that you used when you initially installed ArcGIS Server (or the last time you ran the Post Install). If you don't remember which ones you used you can have the Post Install create new ones for you, but you will need to update the permissions on your data and non-default output server directories to grant access to the new ArcGIS Server Object Container (SOC) account. Additionally, if you previously had large caches associated with cached Map or Globe services it may take a very long time for the Server Post Install to alter the permissions on the large number of files in your caches (see Technical Article 32766 for a suggested workaround). For help on getting started after installing ArcGIS Server, refer to the Administering the server--> Getting started after install topic in ArcGIS Server Help.

    NOTE (ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .Net Framework users): The ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .Net Framework setup has a Service Pack 1 setup named ArcGISServerDotNet93sp1.msp. The 9.3 release also includes a setup for the Web Application Developer Framework (ADF) Runtime. This Runtime installation is installed on production machines where you plan to deploy Web Mapping Applications built with the Manager or the Web ADF. The ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .Net Framework Web ADF Runtime setup has a Service Pack 1 setup named ArcGISServerWebADFRuntime93sp1.msp. You would only need to run the ArcGISServerWebADFRuntime93sp1.msp if you had run the separate Web ADF Runtime install when you installed 9.3 Final.

    A machine that has the ArcGISServerDotNet93sp1.msp installed would not require an installation of the ArcGISServerWebADFRuntime93sp1.msp.

Installation Steps

    ArcGIS 9.3 must be installed before you can install this Service Pack. This Service Pack is cumulative and contains the fixes from all previous 9.3 patches. If you have a previous patch installed, you may apply this Service Pack over it to update the required files.

    To Install:

    1. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location, and that no one is accessing it.


    2. Download the appropriate files to a location other than the installation folder:

      ArcGIS Desktop (ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView)
      ArcGISDesktop93sp1.msp 94 MB
      ArcGIS Desktop Help updates
      ArcGISDesktopHelp93sp1.msp 243 MB
      ArcGIS Desktop Developer Kit for the Microsoft .Net Framework
      DesktopSDKDNet93sp1.msp 1 MB
      ArcReader
      ArcReader93sp1.msp 42 MB
      ArcGIS Desktop Evaluation Edition
      ArcGISEvalEdition93sp1.msp 94 MB
       
      ArcGIS Engine Runtime
      ArcGISEngine93sp1.msp 63 MB
      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for the Microsoft .Net Framework
      ArcGISEngineSDKNet93sp1.msp 1 MB
      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for the Java Platform
      ArcGISEngineSDKJava93sp1.msp 1 MB
       
      ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .Net Framework
      ArcGISServerDotNet93sp1.msp 223 MB
      ArcGIS Server Web ADF Runtime for the Microsoft .Net Framework
      ArcGISServerWebADFRuntime93sp1.msp 7 MB
      ArcGIS Server for the Java Platform
      ArcGISServerJava93sp1.msp 208 MB

    3. (Server for .Net Installation Only) From your Services control panel, stop the ArcGIS Server Object Manager.

    4. (Server for Java Installation Only) From your Services control panel, stop the ArcGIS Server Manager Service and the ArcGIS Server Object Manager.

    5. Double-click the msp files to start the install process.

      NOTE: If double clicking on the MSP file does not start the Service Pack installation, you can start the Service Pack installation manually by using the following command:

        msiexec.exe /p [location of service pack]\<Product>93sp1.msp
    6. When Setup starts, follow the instructions on your screen.

    7. Repeat steps 2 - 6 for each product installed on your machine.

    Installation Notes:

    • If you have installed client setups from a shared Network Administrative ArcGIS Desktop setup, this Service Pack must be applied to all client installations.


    • You will not be able to install this Service Pack directly from any removable media, you must copy the Service Pack Install file (MSP) locally or to a location on your network prior to installing the Service Pack.


    • System Administrators - A technical paper is available that discusses the enterprise deployment of ArcGIS 9.3 setups using Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS) and Group Policy, including additional system requirements, suggestions, known issues, and Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) command line parameters. Deployment in a lockdown environment is also covered.
      ArcGIS 9.3 Enterprise Deployment.

Installing this Service Pack on UNIX/Linux

Installation Notes

    It is important to keep all versions of ArcGIS products installed on the same machine in sync to avoid any software conflicts.

    To find out what ArcGIS products are currently installed on your machine, download and extract the PatchFinder.tar and run PatchFinder utility from your local machine. This utility provides a report detailing which ArcGIS products and which service packs have been installed. The PatchFinder utility searches for the following ArcGIS products.

      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for C++
      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for the Java Platform
      ArcGIS Engine Runtime
      ArcGIS Server for the Java Platform
      ArcIMS
      ArcIMS Web ADF for the Java Platform
      ArcInfo Workstation
      ArcReader
      ArcSDE

    Extract the tar file by typing:

    % tar xvf PatchFinder.tar

    Run the utility by typing:

    % ./PatchFinder


    NOTE (ArcIMS and ArcSDE users): If you use ArcIMS 9.3 or ArcSDE 9.3, you must also install ArcIMS 9.3 Service Pack 1 or ArcSDE 9.3 Service Pack 1 . For example, if you use ArcIMS 9.3 and ArcGIS 9.3, install both ArcIMS 9.3 Service Pack 1 and ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1. Since ArcIMS 9.3, ArcSDE 9.3 and the ArcGIS 9.3 products share common files, it is important to keep the software release versions in sync to avoid any software conflicts.

    NOTE (ArcGIS Server):

    • Make sure you install the Service Pack as the ArcGIS Server Owner, do not install it as the ROOT user.


    • For help on getting started after installing ArcGIS Server, refer to the Administering the server--> Getting started after install topic in ArcGIS Server Help.

Installation Steps

    ArcGIS 9.3 must be installed before you can install this Service Pack. This Service Pack is cumulative and contains the fixes from all previous 9.3 patches. If you have a previous patch installed, you may apply this Service Pack over it to update the required files.

    To Install:

    1. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location, and that no one is accessing it.

    2. Download the appropriate files to a location other than the installation location:

      ArcGIS 9.3 Engine Runtime for (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis93-sp1-engine-linux.tar 164 MB
      ArcGIS 9.3 Engine Runtime for Sun Solaris
      gis93-sp1-engine-slrs.tar 163 MB
      ArcGIS 9.3 Engine Developer Kit for the Java Platform (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis93-sp1-engsdkjava-linux.tar 20 MB
      ArcGIS 9.3 Engine Developer Kit for the Java Platform (Sun Solaris)
      gis93-sp1-engsdkjava-slrs.tar 1 MB
       
      ArcReader 9.3 for (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis93-sp1-reader-linux.tar 156 MB
      ArcReader 9.3 for Sun Solaris
      gis93-sp1-reader-slrs.tar 154 MB
       
      ArcGIS 9.3 Server for the Java Platform (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis93-sp1-server-linux.tar 373 MB
      ArcGIS 9.3 Server for the Java Platform (Sun Solaris)
      gis93-sp1-server-slrs.tar 353 MB

    3. Extract the specified tar file by typing:

        % tar -xvf gis93-sp1-<engine/reader/server>-slrs.tar (Sun Solaris)
        % tar xvf gis93-sp1-<engine/reader/server>-linux.tar (Linux)
    4. Start the installation by typing:
        % ./applypatch

      This will start the dialog for the menu-driven installation procedure. Default selections are noted in parentheses ( ). To quit the installation procedure, type 'q' at any time.

How to identify which Service Pack is installed

    UNIX/Linux

    To find out what ArcGIS products are currently installed on your machine, download and extract the PatchFinder.tar and run PatchFinder utility from your local machine. This utility provides a report detailing which ArcGIS products and which service packs have been installed. The PatchFinder utility searches for the following ArcGIS products.

      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for C++
      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for the Java Platform
      ArcGIS Engine Runtime
      ArcGIS Server for the Java Platform
      ArcIMS
      ArcIMS Web ADF for the Java Platform
      ArcInfo Workstation
      ArcReader
      ArcSDE

    Extract the tar file by typing:

    % tar xvf PatchFinder.tar

    Run the utility by typing:

    % ./PatchFinder

    Windows

    To find out what ArcGIS products are currently installed on your machine, download the PatchFinder93.exe utility and run it from your local machine. This utility provides a report detailing which ArcGIS products and which service packs have been installed. The report is displayed when the utility is run and a servicepack.txt log file is created in your temp folder. The Service Pack Finder utility searches for the following ArcGIS products.

      ArcGIS ArcReader
      ArcGIS Desktop (ArcView, ArcEditor, ArcInfo) Includes the ArcReader fixes for the ArcReader FEATURE.
      ArcGIS Desktop Developer Kit for the Microsoft .NET Framework, VB6, VBA and Visual C++
      ArcGIS Engine Developer Kit for C++, the Java Platform, the Microsoft .NET Framework, VB6 and Visual C++
      ArcGIS Engine Runtime
      ArcGIS Image Server
      ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .NET Framework
      ArcGIS Server for the Java Platform
      ArcGIS Server Web ADF Runtime for the Microsoft .NET Framework
      ArcIMS
      ArcIMS Web ADF for the Microsoft .NET Framework
      ArcIMS Web ADF for the Java Platform
      ArcSDE

Service Pack Updates

Check Online Support Center periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this Service Pack will be posted here.

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact ESRI Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, if you have any difficulty installing this Service Pack. International sites, please contact your local ESRI software distributor.