How To: Check for installed ArcSDE Patches and Service Packs


Instructions provided describe the steps used to determine if ArcSDE patches or service packs have been installed on a Windows platform.


This article uses ArcSDE 8.3 Service Pack 1 as an example but the same steps are used to find other ArcSDE Patches and Service Packs.

  1. Navigate to http://support.esri.com > Software > ArcSDE > Patches and Service Packs > ArcSDE 8.3 Service Pack 1.
  2. Scroll down to: 'Files Installed in this Service Pack' to see the files that have been replaced for SQL Server. For example: gsrvrsql83.dll.
  3. Scroll down further to 'Identifying QFE files on your machine' near the bottom of the page to obtain the identification string for this Service Pack: QFE-SDE-83-CQ00207235.
  4. Launch Windows Explorer and navigate to:
    %SDEHOME%\lib directory.
  5. Right-click on 'gsrvrsql83.dll'.
  6. Select Properties > Version TAB > highlight Product Version. If the identification string matches the previously mentioned identification string (QFE-SDE-83-CQ00207235), then ArcSDE 8.3 Service Pack 1 is installed.

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