How To: Authorize the Education Edition of ArcGIS Desktop


Instructions provided describe how to authorize ArcGIS Desktop, Education Edition.


The EVA number must be activated before it can be authorized. To activate an EVA number, login using an Esri Global Account. If an account does not exist, one can be created during the registration process.

  1. Authorize the EVA number on the Welcome page; select 'I have an ArcGIS Education Edition authorization code'.
  2. On the log-in page, enter the Esri Global Account and password or create one.
  3. Enter the EVA number to activate it.
  4. Go to Start > Programs > ArcGIS > ArcGIS Administrator, and click Desktop.
  5. • For ArcGIS 10.0: Choose ArcInfo (Single Use), and click Authorize.

    • For ArcGIS 10.1: Choose Advanced (ArcInfo) Single Use, and click Authorize.
  6. Follow the prompts, enter the EVA number when prompted, and complete the Authorization Wizard.