The help and resources provided below will help you get up and running with your trial software:
The trial software cannot be installed on a computer that has a previous version of ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS for Server installed. It's OK if the computer has ArcGIS Explorer installed.
Download times vary depending on your Internet connection.
Yes. In fact, it is recommended that you use the Download Manager to download the ArcGIS for Desktop software and Tutorial Data simultaneously (you can download the ArcGIS Data Interoperability, ArcGIS Data Reviewer, and ArcGIS Workflow Manager at the same time as well). However, only one product should be launched at a time when downloads are complete.
Yes, you can continue to work, including accessing the Internet, without affecting the download.
Follow these steps to install ArcGIS for Desktop trial:
Follow these steps to authorize:
If you are unable to install a downloaded file, the download may have been corrupted. Try to download the file again from www.esri.com/evaluate.
No. Authorization numbers for trial software are uniquely generated for the trial only.
To start ArcGIS for Desktop, go to Start > All Programs > ArcGIS > choose ArcMap or ArcCatalog. Note: You won't see ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced in the menu. You will, however, see the applications ArcMap and ArcCatalog applications. ArcMap provides data display, query, and analysis. ArcCatalog provides data management.
Many tutorials are found in the ArcGIS for Desktop Help. To perform the exercises in the tutorials, you'll need to install the ArcGIS Tutorial Data for Desktop.
You'll find additional resources, such as what's new, forums, blogs, samples, downloads, and knowledge-base articles, on the ArcGIS Resource Center.
Your 60-day trial period begins when you initiate the authorization process and Esri issues your authorization file. If you installed the software but have not authorized it, your trial period has not started.
You can see the expiration information by using the ArcGIS for Desktop Administrator. Click Start > All Programs > ArcGIS > Desktop Administrator > then click on the Availability folder.
The software trial period cannot be extended.
You can find patches and updates in the Patches and Service Packs for ArcGIS for Desktop section of the ArcGIS Resource Center.
When you install ArcGIS for Desktop, you get access to the ArcGIS for Desktop applications ArcMap and ArcCatalog.
No. The trial has the same functionality as the commercial version at the same license level. ArcGIS for Desktop can be licensed at the Basic, Standard, or Advanced level with increasing functionality.
The following ArcGIS for Desktop extensions are included with the trial:
*Included as a separate install.
ArcGIS for Desktop Trial is available as:
No. If you purchase a permanent license after your trial period ends, you will receive a new authorization code that will convert your trial software into the appropriate license level you purchase (Advanced, Standard, or Basic). Also, when you purchase a permanent license, you will have access to the Esri Customer Care website to download additional setups (such as license manager) that are part of the permanent license of the software and not included with the trial version.
Use Add or Remove Programs from the Windows Control Panel and select the ArcGIS for Desktop product from the program list.