How To: Update a term license in an enterprise geodatabase
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.
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:
- 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.
- Specify a valid ArcGIS Server keycodes file in the Update ArcGIS Server License dialog box, and click OK to authorize.