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How To: Perform online deauthorization of licenses for ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Engine

Summary

To make ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Engine licenses available for use on other machines, it is necessary to deauthorize them.

Note:
Deauthorizing licenses using the online method requires access to the Internet.

Procedure

Deauthorizing Concurrent Use and Single Use licenses essentially use the same workflow. The main difference is where the Software Authorization Wizard is accessed, which is used to perform the deauthorization. Concurrent Use licenses use ArcGIS License Manager, whereas Single Use licenses can be managed via ArcGIS Administrator.

Note:
If the license(s) can no longer be accessed for deauthorization (due to a system failure, system loss or destruction), follow the steps in How To: Recover lost licenses from My Esri instead.

Deauthorize Concurrent Use licenses
  1. Launch License Server Administrator and select Authorization in the left panel.
  2. Click the Deauthorize button to launch the Software Authorization Wizard.

    Image of the Authorization page in ArcGIS License Server Administrator
     
  3. Under Deauthorization Method, select the first option: Deauthorize with Esri now using the Internet.

    Image of the Deauthorization Method window in the Software Authorization Wizard
     
  4. Under Deauthorization Options, select the features to deauthorize.

    Image of the feature selection window in the Software Authorization Wizard
     
    Note:
    When deauthorizing Concurrent Use licenses, the quantity of each license to remove can be changed by entering the appropriate value under the No. of Licenses column.
  5. Click Next to complete the deauthorization process.


Deauthorize Single Use licenses

  1. Launch ArcGIS Administrator and select Support Operations in the left panel.
  2. Click the Deauthorize button to launch the Software Authorization Wizard.

    Image of the Support Operations page in ArcGIS Administrator
     
  3. Under Deauthorization Method, select the first option: Deauthorize with Esri now using the Internet.

    Image of the Deauthorization Window in the Software Authorization Wizard
     
  4. Under Deauthorization Options, select the features to deauthorize.
  5. Click Next to complete the deauthorization process.

The licenses are now deauthorized.

Note:
Although the licenses are immediately available for use, the availability may not be immediately displayed on My Esri.

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