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ArcGIS 9.3.1 SP2 QIP (Desktop, Engine, Reader, Server) Set Bing Key Patch

Published: March 10, 2014


This patch addresses changes to Bing licensing by allowing you to set your own Bing key, which enables you to continue to use Bing map services.


Esri® announces the ArcGIS 9.3.1 SP2 QIP (Desktop, Engine, Reader, Server) Set Bing Key Patch. This patch addresses changes in ArcGIS Bing licensing announced in 2013 by allowing a custom Bing key to be set and used for Bing requests in ArcGIS. It deals specifically with the issues listed below under Issues Addressed with this Patch.

Issues Addressed with this Patch

NIM093125 - Provide a way for users to enter their own Bing key for Bing layer usage.

In order to set your own Bing key, a new executable named SetBingKey.exe has been added to the bin directory of the ArcGIS installation. This executable allows the key to be set.

Note that after installing this patch, you will be required to set a Bing key and your complimentary use of Bing Maps will end. After December 31, 2013, all users must use the executable in order to continue using Bing Maps.

Files Installed in this Patch

Under the Windows <ArcGIS Product Installation Directory>\bin folder:
SetBingKey.exe (NEW)

Installing this Patch on Windows

Installation Notes:

System Administrators:A technical paper is available that discusses the enterprise deployment of ArcGIS 9.3 setups using Microsoft┬« Systems Management Server (SMS) and Group Policy, including additional system requirements, suggestions, known issues, and Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) command line parameters. Deployment in a lockdown environment is also covered. 

Installation Steps:

ArcGIS 9.3.1 Service Pack 2 QIP for Desktop, Engine, Reader or Server must be installed before you can install this patch.

  1. Download the appropriate file to a location other than your ArcGIS installation location.

    ArcGIS (Desktop, Engine, Reader, Server) ArcGIS-931SP2QIP-DTER-SBK-Patch.exe 04418ED79CBD15F93DC1BDE5386026E9

  2. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location.
  3. Double-click ArcGIS-931SP2QIP-DTER-SBK-Patch.exe to start the install process.

Patch Updates

Check the Patches and Service Packs page periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this patch will be posted here.

How to identify which ArcGIS products are installed

To determine which ArcGIS products are installed, choose the appropriate version of the PatchFinder utility for your environment and run it from your local machine. PatchFinder will list all products, hot fixes, and patches installed on your local machine.

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact Esri Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, if you have any difficulty installing this patch. International sites, please contact your local Esri software distributor.

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