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How To: Activate and authorize the ArcGIS Desktop 10 Evaluation software for the Education and Esri Press Edition

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to activate and authorize the software for ArcInfo and ArcEditor license levels.

Before accessing the ArcGIS Desktop 10 evaluation software, the provided authorization number must be activated online, and then authorized within ArcGIS Administrator.

Procedure

The ArcGIS Desktop 10 Trial Software - Trial Software Help and Resources page provides detailed information about the Education and Esri Press Edition of the software. It describes the download and installation of the software, and gives instructions about how to use the programs.

The evaluation software comes in two license types:

• ArcGIS ArcInfo Desktop 10 Education Edition - ArcInfo license level for single-use that is 365-day education software.

• ArcGIS Desktop 10 Free Trial (Standard or Esri Press Edition) - ArcEditor license level for single-use that is either 180-day or 60-day evaluation software.

The instructions below describe how to activate and authorize the software for both license types.

Note:
The following steps assume the evaluation software is already installed.

  • ArcGIS ArcInfo Desktop 10 Education Edition (365 days):
    1. Browse to ArcGIS ArcInfo Desktop 10 Education Edition - Activate your authorization number.

    2. Enter your Esri Global Account user name and password. If you do not have an Esri Global Account, click Create an Account and create one.

    3. You will be prompted with two choices, either "I have an ArcGIS Education Edition DVD" or "I have an ArcGIS Education Edition authorization code". You can click either button and, once prompted, type the evaluation number (a 12-digit number beginning with EVA) in the field to activate it.

    4. Select Activate ArcGIS 10 or Submit. A message appears stating the number has been activated.

    5. The software is now ready to be authorized. Navigate to ArcGIS > ArcGIS Administrator > Desktop and select 'ArcInfo single-use' for the license level.

    6. CLick the Authorize Now button and complete the authorization wizard to authorize the software.

  • ArcGIS Desktop 10 Free Trial (Standard or Esri Press edition) (180- or 60-days):
    1. Browse to either of the following two links:

    ArcGIS Desktop 10 Free Trial. Activate the authorization number for the 180-day trial of ArcGIS Desktop 10 at this link. A request for the software can also be submitted.

    Activate your authorization number. This link only provides the 180-day trial of ArcGIS Desktop 10.

    2. Type your Esri Global Account user name and password. If you do not have an Esri Global Account, click Create an Account and create one.

    3. Type the evaluation number (a 12-digit number beginning with EVA) in the field to activate it.

    4. The software is now ready to be authorized. Navigate to ArcGIS > ArcGIS Administrator > Desktop and select 'ArcEditor single-use' for the license level.

    5. Click the Authorize Now button and complete the authorization wizard to authorize the software.

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