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FAQ: What are the names and locations of the installed license files for ArcGIS products?

Question

What are the names and locations of the installed license files for ArcGIS products?

Answer

When an ArcGIS product is licensed or registered, the original Concurrent license file (*.txt or *.efl9) or Single Use authorization file (*.esu or *.esu9) is separated into license files for each feature. The original file is no longer used, and can be moved, deleted, or archived.

This article lists the filenames and locations by version and type of license.

  • ArcGIS 9.x Concurrent Use or 'Floating' licenses:

If the license manager has been installed to the default location, the files can be found in the following location:

C:\Program Files\ESRI\License\ArcGIS9x

Core ArcGIS 9.x Products, Concurrent use, or 'Floating':
ARCINFO9.lic = ArcInfo
Editor9.lic = ArcEditor
Viewer9.lic = ArcView

ArcGIS 9.x Extensions, Concurrent use, or 'Floating':
ArcExpress9.lic = ArcExpress
ArcPress9.lic = ArcPress
ArcScan9.lic = ArcScan
ArcSdeConnects9.lic = SDE Connections
ArcStorm9.lic = ArcStorm
ArcStormEnable9.lic = ArcStormEnable
COGO9.lic = COGO
GeoStats9.lic = GeoStatistical Analyst
Grid9.lic = Workstation GRID and Spatial Analyst.
Network9.lic = Workstation NETWORK and Network Analysis.
Plotting9.lic = Workstation Printing.
Publisher9.lic = Publisher
StreetMap9.lic = StreetMap USA
Survey9.lic = Survey Analyst, Survey Editor and Cadastral Editor
TIFFLZW9.lic = TiffLZW Extension
TIN9.lic = Workstation TIN and 3D Analyst
Maplex9.lic = Maplex
Tracking9.lic = Job Tracking Extension
Note:
At ArcGIS 9.1, several extension products are now included free with the software, depending on the product. As a result, those extensions are no longer included in 9.1+ license files. See the link in the Related Information section for the extensions included at 9.1.
  • ArcGIS 8.x Concurrent Use or 'Floating' licenses:

If the license manager has been installed to the default location, the files can be found in the following location:

C:\Program Files\ESRI\License

Core ArcGIS 8.x Products, Concurrent use, or 'Floating':
ARCINFO.lic = ArcInfo
Editor.lic = ArcEditor
Viewer.lic = ArcView

ArcGIS 8.x Extensions, Concurrent use, or 'Floating':
ArcExpress.lic = ArcExpress
ArcMapServer.lic = ArcIMS ArcMap Server
ArcPress.lic = ArcPress
ArcScan.lic = ArcScan
ArcSdeConnects.lic = ArcSDE Connections
ArcSdeServer.lic = ArcSDE Server
ArcStorm.lic = ArcStorm
ArcStormEnable.lic = ArcStormEnable
COGO.lic = COGO
GeoStats.lic = GeoStatistical Analyst
Grid.lic = GRID and Spatial Analyst
Network.lic = Workstation NETWORK
Plotting.lic = Workstation Print
Publisher.lic = Publisher
StreetMap.lic = StreetMap USA
TIFFLZW.lic = TiffLZW Extension
TIN.lic = Workstation TIN and 3D Analyst
  • ArcGIS 8.x and 9.x Single Use licenses, ArcView, and ArcEditor:

If the software has been installed to the default location, the files can be found in the following location:

C:\Program Files\ESRI\License\SingleUser

ArcView and ArcEditor Single Use Products:
ViewerFX.lic = ArcView
EditorFX.lic = ArcEditor

ArcView and ArcEditor Single Use Extensions:
ArcPressFX.lic = ArcPress
GeoStatsFX.lic = GeoStatistical Analyst
GridFX.lic = Spatial Analyst
MrSIDFX.lic = MrSID Encoder
StreetMapFX.lic = StreetMap USA
SurveyFX.lic = Survey Analyst, Survey Editor and Cadastral Editor
TIFFLZWFX.lic = TiffLZW Extension
TINFX.lic = 3D Analyst
Maplex9.lic = Maplex
Tracking9.lic = Job Tracking Extension

Related Information