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ArcGIS Server 10.8.1 Utility Network Patch 6

Published: December 17, 2021


This patch addresses several functional issues with the utility network release in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1 along with performance improvements for version 3 utility networks.


EsriĀ® announces the ArcGIS Server 10.8.1 Utility Network Patch 6. This patch addresses quality and performance particularly in the areas of validate, update subnetwork and reconcile, along with a focus on version 3 utility network improvements. ArcGIS Server 10.8.1 Utility Network Patch 6 is recommended for all utility network customers using ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1. This patch deals specifically with the issues listed below under Issues Addressed with this patch.


Issues Addressed with this patch


  • BUG-000145060 - Provide a way to disable post processing in validate (marking subnetwork controllers as dirty)

    For more information regarding this issue please see Technical Article: Bug: Add an option to disable post build processing after validate

  • BUG-000144988 - Editing a centerline that is a curve that is not associated with a route throws a 3D error
  • BUG-000144761 - Update subnetworks needs to densify line segments in order not to store CAD properties on the subnetline feature
  • BUG-000144700 - The error, 'insufficient permissions', can occur on reconcile if the service was published by a database user which does not have permissions to a Utility Network present in the same database by another database user schema.
  • BUG-000144666 - Long running Save Edits operation in branch version results in ArcGIS Pro error "Save Edits Failed".
  • BUG-000144593 - V3 Utility Networks regenerate Association Dirty Areas in incorrect locations
  • BUG-000144404 - Updates to M-values should not create DA
  • BUG-000144240 - Export Subnetwork taking a long time on specific utility network
  • BUG-000143892 - Reconcile failed on v3 with (an expected field not found)
  • BUG-000143165 - Validate on v3 network not clearing dirty areas when error fixed
  • BUG-000141813 - AddTerminalConfiguration is sorting valid paths (Build algorithm bug)

To avoid conflicts on 10.8.1 this patch also addresses:

  • BUG-000142062 - Reconcile and Post should not be creating dirty areas for changes in the DEFAULT version
  • BUG-000141879 - Optimize the VersionManagementServer VersionResource for the default versions locking information
  • BUG-000141793 - Branch version change owner (alter version) can cause cached versions to have incorrect information for new owners.
  • BUG-000141670 - Common Table Expressions (CTE) query not using the ancestor moment timestamp for branch requests, returning incorrect results.
  • BUG-000141477 - Do not acquire a shared lock on gdb_items during asynchronous validate topology and update subnetwork
  • BUG-000141458 - Add index hints to branch versioned queries which delete by gdb_branch_id
  • BUG-000141457 - Add index hints to the branch versioned statements used by the trim operation
  • BUG-000141456 - Connection not caching spatial index properties resulting in repetitive queries being executed
  • BUG-000141455 - Add index hints to branch versioned insert statements to ensure the appropriate access path for obtaining the active row
  • BUG-000141454 - Add index hints to the update statements executed by reconcile and post operation
  • BUG-000141365 - Map service export operation takes longer when the service has annotation layers
  • BUG-000141095 - Pro branch versioning editing workflows can lead to server side crashes when split is called on the feature service
  • BUG-000140825 - There is a performance decrease when the map services contain annotations in servers with newer versions than ArcGIS Server 10.3.1.
  • BUG-000140539 - STIntersects() queries do not use the spatial index
  • BUG-000140525 - Implement the Validate optimization, when tracing to dirty subnetworks. When a tier contains no subnetworks do not trace the tier, because nothing could be marked as dirty.
  • BUG-000140449 - Connections blocked by exclusive table lock on sde_process_information.
  • BUG-000140443 - Validate of content feature generates updates for all associations of the container feature
  • BUG-000140214 - Post holding shared table lock on gdb_itemtypes for the duration of the post operation
  • BUG-000140107 - Feature services in specific scenario fail to render completely when publishing from PostgreSQL PostGIS and Oracle SDO_Geometry data.
  • BUG-000140030 - Improve performance for branch query with UUID log file table join.
  • BUG-000140013 - Dead lock can be encountered when multiple connections hold exclusive locks on the sde_process_information and sde_table_locks tables.
  • BUG-000139968 - Upgrade can create incorrect conditional index on GDB_Locks table.
  • BUG-000139833 - Deadlocking may on SDE_branches & SDE_branch_tables_modified tables during simultaneous reconcile and post operations.
  • BUG-000139379 - Conflict propagation incorrectly occurs in a specific scenario with Attributed Relationships and Branch Versioning.
  • BUG-000139299 - Editing Performance on Enabled Network Topo
  • BUG-000138999 - Extend object class cache to support controller datasets within the workspace
  • BUG-000138212 - Validate Topology fails for dirty areas with Subnetwork Errors, "Edit operation failed: ERROR".
  • BUG-000137359 - Reconciling changes in a branch version causes ArcGIS Pro to stop responding.
  • BUG-000137346 - Crash occurs when reconcile is executed while the intermediate table is not registered as versioned.
  • BUG-000137303 - Review error reporting via JSONResponse when an HR is returned in the VersionManagementServer
  • BUG-000137260 - Optimize reconcile when the majority of features have been edited
  • BUG-000137139 - Optimize UpdateAssociationInfo function by splitting the query to discover from/toglobalid associations
  • BUG-000136979 - Validate Network Topology incorrectly allocating large amounts of memory impacting server soc mem usage
  • BUG-000136930 - In a branch versioned service, sourcing from a PostgreSQL database, any interruption to the connection results into underlying DBMS error until service is restarted.
  • BUG-000136892 - When a -1 is returned to ArcGIS Pro the conflict resolution dialog is unable to properly present the conflicts
  • BUG-000136889 - After upgrading Enterprise Geodatabase 10.7.1 to 10.8.1 and running the query to get Next_RowID, the following error message is returned: Msg 8144, Level 16, State 2, Procedure DBO.i13_get_ids, Line 0 [Batch Start Line 0] Procedure or function i13_get_ids has too many arguments specified.
  • BUG-000136296 - Long running reconciles may block users from editing Default or reconciling other versions with Branch Versioning.
  • BUG-000136284 - Editing data which are registered as multibranch causes lock escalation and blocking scenarios in the geodatabases in the SQL Server.
  • BUG-000136107 - The Update Subnetwork tool fails and returns the error message, "ERROR 001400: The server took too long to answer. The client has timed out. (status code 28). Failed to execute (UpdateSubnetwork)."
  • BUG-000135328 - Reconcile fails on a branch version and returns the error message, "A row with this OID already exists."
  • BUG-000135117 - Updating the subnetwork on a geographic coordinate system (GCS) spatial reference utility network fails the second time for short lines.
  • BUG-000134954 - Reconciling multiple versions in the utility network using the Reconcile Versions tool crashes the ArcSOC.exe instance.
  • BUG-000134950 - Crash occurs when reconcile is executed while a related destination table was not registered as versioned
  • BUG-000134496 - Using the 'Reconcile Versions' tool and leaving the 'Abort if conflicts detected' parameter unchecked, the session is still aborting the reconcile.
  • BUG-000133698 - Enabling the topology with the 'Only generate errors' option does not clean the dirty areas of the error.
  • BUG-000133185 - The 'Validate Network Topology' tool fails, and returns the following error message, "Edit operation failed. ERROR:"
  • BUG-000132887 - The electric subnet lines and electric lines do not overlap when the UN is in a GCS of 'GDA2020'.
  • BUG-000130888 - The Register with Geodatabase tool fails when registering an empty feature class
  • BUG-000115504 - The ArcGIS Pro Append tool is very slow if the target feature class participates in a relationship class with messaging enabled.

Installing this patch on Windows


Installation Steps:


This patch should be installed on all ArcGIS Server installations related to the ArcGIS Server site.

The ArcGIS product listed in the table must be installed on your system before you can install a patch. Each patch setup is specific to the ArcGIS product in the list. To determine which products are installed on your system, please see the How to identify which ArcGIS products are installed section. Esri recommends that you install the patch for each product that is on your system.

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

    ArcGIS 10.8.1  
    ArcGIS Server ArcGIS-1081-S-UN6-Patch.msp

  2. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location.
  3. Double-click ArcGIS-1081-S-UN6-Patch.msp to start the setup process.

    NOTE: If double clicking on the MSP file does not start the setup installation, you can start the setup installation manually by using the following command:

    msiexec.exe /p [location of Patch]\ArcGIS-1081-S-UN6-Patch.msp


Installing this patch on Linux


Installation Steps:


Complete the following install steps as the ArcGIS Install owner. The Install owner is the owner of the arcgis folder. This patch should be installed on all ArcGIS Server installations related to the ArcGIS Server site.

The ArcGIS product listed in the table must be installed on your system before you can install a patch. Each patch setup is specific to the ArcGIS product in the list. To determine which products are installed on your system, please see the How to identify which ArcGIS products are installed section. Esri recommends that you install the patch for each product that is on your system.

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

    ArcGIS 10.8.1  
    ArcGIS  Server ArcGIS-1081-S-UN6-Patch-linux.tar

  2. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location, and that no one is using ArcGIS.
  3. Extract the specified tar file by typing:

    % tar -xvf ArcGIS-1081-S-UN6-Patch-linux.tar

  4. Start the installation by typing:

    % ./applypatch

    This will start the dialog for the menu-driven installation procedure. Default selections are noted in parentheses ( ). To quit the installation procedure, type 'q' at any time.

Upgrade a geodatabase

When a hotfix or patch for ArcGIS has been applied, it may also be necessary to upgrade your geodatabase depending on the nature of fixes included. See the Upgrade the Geodatabase section on the Geodatabase management page for your individual DBMS platform for more information. Executing the steps below will not cause any harm if your geodatabase is already at the required level, so the recommended approach is to follow the steps as outlined. If your database is already at the required level, you will get a message indicating so.

Upgrading from ArcGIS Server requires the use of Python. If you are working with ArcGIS Server on Windows or Linux, you can access the appropriate Python 3 environment by using the python.exe which is included with the framework/runtime components of ArcGIS Server. Additionally, on Windows a script batch file is available to launch the Python 3 environment.

To perform the upgrade, create a script using this example Python syntax, and name the script


import arcpy
arcpy.UpgradeGDB_management(Connection_File_Name_full_path, "PREREQUISITE_CHECK", "UPGRADE")


On Windows, run the upgrade script explicitly using the Python 3 environment. If ArcGIS Server is installed to the default location, the script can be executed with either of the following commands:

"C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Server\framework\runtime\ArcGIS\bin\Python\scripts\propy.bat" C:\temp\
"C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Server\framework\runtime\ArcGIS\bin\Python\envs\arcgispro-py3\python.exe" C:\temp\


On Linux, launch the Python 3 environment using the following commands:

source /<arcgis_server_installation_directory>/arcgis/server/framework/etc/arcenv


And then execute the upgrade script with the following command:

wine "Z:\<arcgis_server_installation_directory>\arcgis\server\framework\runtime\ArcGIS\bin\Python\envs\arcgispro-py3\python.exe" <path_To>\


Uninstalling this patch on Windows


To uninstall this patch on Windows, open the Windows Control Panel and navigate to installed programs. Make sure that "View installed updates" (upper left side of the Programs and Features dialog) is active. Select the patch name from the programs list and click Uninstall to remove the patch.


Uninstalling this patch on Linux


To remove this patch on versions 10.7 and higher, navigate to the <Product Installation Directory>/.Setup/qfe directory and run the following script as the ArcGIS Install owner:


The script allows you to uninstall previously installed patches or hot fixes. Use the -s status flag to get the list of installed patches or hot fixes ordered by date. Use the -q flag to remove patches or hot fixes in reverse chronological order by date they were installed. Type removepatch -h for usage help.

Restart your ArcGIS services.


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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