How To: Authorize ArcGIS Desktop 10 Single Use online


The instructions provided describe how to authorize ArcGIS Desktop 10 Singe Use online.



  1. Navigate to Start > Programs > ArcGIS > ArcGIS Administrator.
  2. Click the Desktop folder.
    [O-Image] ArcGIS Admin - Desktop folder
  3. Select the appropriate software product, ArcInfo, ArcEditor or ArcView Single Use. Click the Authorize Now button.
    [O-Image] ArcGIS Admin - Authorize Now
  4. Select the first option, I have installed my software and need to authorize it. Click Next.
    [O-Image] ArcGIS Admin - Authorization Options
  5. Select the first option, Authorize with ESRI now using the Internet. Click Next.
    [O-Image] ArcGIS Admin - Authorization Method
  6. In the Authorization Information window, fill in or verify all the necessary information. Click Next.
    [O-Image] Authorization Info
  7. Select relevant choices from the drop down lists: Your Organization, Your Industry, and Yourself. Click Next.
    [O-Image] Authorization Info cont.
  8. Type the authorization number, ESUXXXXXXXXX. Click Next.
    [O-Image] Software Authorization Number
  9. If extensions need to be authorized, select the second option, I have authorization number(s) to authorize one or more extensions.

    Otherwise, accept the default option, I do not want to authorize any extensions at this time.

    Click Next.
    [O-Image] Authorize Software Extensions
  10. To evaluate any of the extensions for a period of 60 days, move the extension of choice over to the Evaluation Extensions column by highlighting the extension and then clicking the right-pointing arrow. Click Next.
    [O-Image] Evaluate Software Extensions
  11. Click Finish after the authorization process is complete. At this point ArcGIS Desktop 10 Single Use is authorized and ready for use.

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