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How To: Add the ESRI_LICENSE_FILE or ARCGIS_LICENSE_FILE system variable

Summary

Information provided includes the steps necessary to add the ESRI_LICENSE_FILE or ARCGIS_LICENSE_FILE system variable to a Windows computer.

Procedure

 

  1. Locate the Environment Variables section and prepare to set a new System Variable.
    How To: Edit an environment variable
  2. For ArcGIS 9.x, enter the following as the Variable Name:
     
    Code:
    ARCGIS_LICENSE_FILE

    For ArcGIS 8.x, enter the following as the Variable Name:
     
    Code:
    ESRI_LICENSE_FILE
  3. Enter the following as the Variable Value:
     
    Code:
    <TCP/IP_port_number>@<license_manager_hostname>

    For example:
     
    Code:
    27005@gismain
  4. Save the new variable by clicking on Click Set, Apply, and/or OK.