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How To: Perform online deauthorization of licenses for ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Engine

Summary

To make ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Engine licenses available for use on other machines, it is necessary to deauthorize them.

Note:
Deauthorizing licenses using the online method requires access to the internet.

Procedure

Deauthorizing concurrent-use and single-use licenses utilizes essentially the same workflow. The main difference is where the Software Authorization Wizard is accessed, which is used to perform the deauthorization. Concurrent-use licenses use the Esri License Manager, whereas single-use licenses can be managed via the ArcGIS Administrator program.

  1. For concurrent-use licenses:
    a. Open the License Manager and select 'Authorization' from the panel on the left.
    b. Click the 'Deauthorize' button to launch the Software Authorization Wizard.
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    For single-use licenses:
    a. Open the ArcGIS Administrator and select 'Support Operations' from the panel on the left.
    b. Click the 'Deauthorize' button to launch the Software Authorization Wizard.
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  2. Under 'Deauthorization Method', select the first option: 'Deauthorize with Esri now using the Internet.'
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  3. a. Under 'Deauthorization Options', select the features to deauthorize.
    b. Click 'Next' to complete the deauthorization process.
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    Note:
    When deauthorizing concurrent-use licenses, the quantity of each license to remove can be changed by entering the appropriate value under the 'No. of Licenses' column.


    The licenses are now deauthorized.

    Note:
    Please note that although the licenses are immediately available for use, this availability may take some time to be correctly displayed on my.esri.com.

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