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 computer on the UVM network (including off-campus connections using the VPN client) may obtain a license from the network license server (arclm.uvm.edu).
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. 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. (For version 9.x and earlier this was accomplished by installing license manager software and using a dedicated ESRI license file, as described in these instructions.)
Last modified December 11 2012 11:04 AM