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When an ArcGIS for Desktop installation is performed silently and the BLOCKADDINS parameter value is set to '3' (blocking installations of any add-ins not signed by Esri or installed from the administrator folder), the Address Coder toolbar with an .esriAddIn file cannot be installed when installing Esri Business Analyst Desktop 10.3.

Last Published: September 8, 2020 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000086406
SubmittedMarch 26, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7 64 Bit
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

We apologize that we were unable to address this issue within the current product support cycle. If the issue continues to affect your work in a supported release, please contact Technical Support.


Copy the Address Coder Toolbar.esriAddIn file to the administrator folder. It is installed automatically the next time ArcGIS for Desktop is initialized. (Ignore the error given by the installer in the meantime as this workaround does not solve the error when the installation is performed silently.)

Alternatively, prior to executing an installation of Esri Business Analyst programmatically, the administrator can perform the following steps:

1. Set the system’s registry key to a value of 0, allowing the installation of all add-ins.

2. Perform the installation.

3. Change the registry key back to a value of 3 once the installation is completed.

This workaround avoids the error completely. This kind of logic needs to be integrated directly into the ESRI Business Analyst Desktop installer if add-ins are part of the install procedure.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000086406


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