Error: Fully licensed ArcGIS extensions do not integrate with student or evaluation versions of ArcGIS desktop

Error Message

When running fully licensed extensions that integrate with ArcGIS Desktop, such as the GPS Analyst extension for ArcPad, on a student or evaluation ArcGIS Desktop license, the following message appears:

"The installed version of <product name> is incompatible with this version of ArcGIS".


Fully licensed ArcGIS extensions cannot function when used with ArcGIS Desktop software running under a student or evaluation license.

Solution or Workaround

This error message addresses a feature and condition that is included in the ArcGIS Desktop software by design. Install fully licensed and student or evaluation versions of the software on separate machines.