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GIS at The University of Vermont

Acquiring an ESRI Software License

The University of Vermont has an ESRI Educational License that permits installation of ESRI products on UVM-owned hardware only (with the exception of qualifying students and faculty, who may install ESRI software on their own computers [subject to contract constraints]).  During the install process, a UVM-owned computer on the UVM network (including off-campus connections using the VPN client) may obtain a license from the network license server ( Note that installs on student-owned computers should be licensed via an authorization code and not the network license server (and can thereby run ArcGIS without connecting to the UVM network).

Laptops or other computers that will not be connected to the UVM network can still run ArcGIS Desktop. New at version 10 is the ability to "borrow" a license (note that this is not necessary on student-owned computers licensed via authorization codes, which do not require a connection to the UVM network). Borrowing a license is a relatively simple task performed by opening the ArcGIS programs group and running ArcGIS Administrator. Use the license borrow/return interface to check out a 30-day license that will work when the computer is disconnected from the network.

License borrow/return interface

(For anyone still using version 9.x or earlier on your Tandy 2000, please see these instructions for running ArcGIS when not connected to the UVM network [this was accomplished by installing license manager software and using a dedicated ESRI license file].)

Last modified June 19 2013 01:06 PM

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