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Technical Article   HowTo:  Disable timeout warning for expired extensions

Article ID: 17891
Software:  ArcGIS - ArcEditor 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.2, 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1, 10 ArcGIS - ArcInfo 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.2, 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1, 10 ArcGIS - ArcView 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.2, 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1, 10 ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced 10.1, 10.2 ArcGIS for Desktop Standard 10.1, 10.2 ArcGIS for Desktop Basic 10.1, 10.2
Platforms:  Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Windows 7

Summary

When licenses are near expiring or have already expired, warning messages appear when starting ArcGIS applications. Instructions provided describe how to suppress the warning messages.

Procedure

The current user must either be logged in as Administrator or have full administrative privileges.

  1. Start the Advanced ArcMap Settings application. This is installed with ArcGIS Desktop, with the exception of ArcGIS version 8.1.

    • ArcGIS 10.2
    This can be found at the following location:
    <install_location>\ArcGIS\Desktop10.2\Utilities\AdvancedArcMapSettings.exe

    • ArcGIS 10.1
    This can be found at the following location:
    <install_location>\ArcGIS\Desktop10.1\Utilities\AdvancedArcMapSettings.exe

    • ArcGIS 10.0
    This can be found at the following location:
    <install_location>\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\Utilities\AdvancedArcMapSettings.exe

    • ArcGIS 9.x
    This can be found at the following location:
    <install_location>\ArcGIS\Utilities\AdvancedArcMapSettings.exe

    • ArcGIS 8.1.2/8.2/8.3
    This can be found at the following example location:
    <install_location>\ArcGIS\arcexe81\Utilities\AdvancedArcMapSettings.exe

    • ArcGIS 8.1
    Install the ArcObjects Developer Kit, then this application can be found at the following location:
    <install_location>\ArcGIS\arcexe81\ArcObjects Developer Kit\VBAdvancedSettings\AdvAMSet.exe

  2. Select the Miscellaneous tab.
  3. Under License timeout warning, uncheck the box to disable timeout warning. Click Apply and Close.

     Regardless of whether the warning message appears or not, the license still expires. Contact Esri Customer Service to acquire a new license if needed.

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Created: 4/10/2001
Last Modified: 10/17/2013

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By kerman_WNY - 06/12/2012 1:43 PM

I would like to see a new article that discusses the topic outlined below.

The warning continued even after I registered a valid user number for the program and all extensions. I followed the procedure above. Now I hope that the program does not become disabled. In properly designed software, a user does not have to do this sort of thing - when the program is properly registered, the warnings should stop. The article does not make clear whether there is a problem or not.

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By Cont_richard - 11/02/2011 9:38 AM

Other - See details below.

This article has been updated for ArcGIS Desktop 10.0

By kmiller65 - 11/02/2011 8:06 AM

The article needs to be updated.

This should be updated to include version 10.

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By Anonymous - 11/01/2004 9:40 AM

When I changed the setting, I get the "ArcMap has generated errors..." message and cannot open any ArcMap programs until I go into the registry and change the setting back. I tried doing a restart in between but it doesn't help. Any suggestions?

By Anonymous - 01/21/2004 5:48 AM

This seems to be a duplicate of doc 21140

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By Anonymous - 03/18/2003 8:40 PM

Running ArcGIS 8.2 but had to use the 8.1.2 option to action

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By Anonymous - 01/26/2003 6:15 AM

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