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How To: Update a term license in an enterprise geodatabase

Summary

Term licenses such as Education Site Licenses, Esri Developer Network (EDN) licenses, and other ArcGIS product licenses (for example, ArcGIS Server) are valid for a specific period of time.

Geodatabases authorized with an ArcGIS Server term license must be updated with a new authorization file when the existing one expires.

Instructions provided describe the steps to update these licenses.

Procedure

Beginning in ArcGIS 10.1, a message is returned when connecting to an enterprise geodatabase that contains an expired license.

To update the license, do the following:

  1. Connect directly to the geodatabase as the geodatabase administrator.
    • In most geodatabases, this is the sde user. In dbo-schema geodatabases in SQL Server, it is a login that is dbo in the database.
    • For user-schema geodatabases in Oracle, update the license key in the master sde geodatabase, and connect as the schema owner and update the key in the user-schema geodatabase.
  2. Specify a valid ArcGIS Server keycodes file in the Update ArcGIS Server License dialog box, and click OK to authorize.