ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1

Date Published: 11-24-2008

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:

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),


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

Installation Steps

    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

Installation Steps

    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

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.