How can I see when the evaluation software expires?
You can see the expiration information by using the ArcGIS for Desktop Administrator. From the Start menu, select Programs, select ArcGIS, and click Desktop Administrator. To see the expiration dates, click on the Availability folder.
How can I uninstall the evaluation edition of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3?
To uninstall, use the Add/Remove Programs utility in the Windows control panel. From the Start menu, click Settings, then Control Panel. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon. Select ArcGIS for Desktop Evaluation Edition (Demo Edition) from the program list. This will uninstall ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3.
What are ArcMap and ArcCatalog?
ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 consists of two desktop applications: ArcMap and ArcCatalog. ArcMap provides data display, query, and analysis. ArcCatalog provides data management. When you want to begin using ArcGIS for Desktop, you need to open each of these applications (Start>Programs>ArcGIS> then choose ArcMap and ArcCatalog). Once open, each application window reads ArcMap-ArcEditor; ArcCatalog-ArcEditor.
What is ArcReader?
ArcReader is a free, easy-to-use product that allows anyone to view, explore, and print published map files (PMFs). ArcGIS Publisher is an extension to ArcView that converts map documents (MXD) to PMFs. For more information on ArcReader, visit www.esri.com/arcreader
Which ArcGIS for Desktop extensions are available to evaluate on this DVD?
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, ArcGIS Network Analyst, ArcGIS 3D Analyst, ArcGIS Schematics, ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst, ArcGIS Data Interoperability, ArcGIS Publisher, ArcGIS Survey Analyst, ArcScan for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Tracking Analyst, and Maplex for ArcGIS are all available to evaluate for 60 calendar days.
How much time do I have to evaluate the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions?
Once you have registered the extensions, you have 60 calendar days to evaluate the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions. However, if you do not install the extensions within the first 60 days of your evaluation time period, you will not receive the full 60 days available for each extension because when the core ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 software expires after 60 days, so do all the extensions.
When does my 60-day evaluation of the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions begin?
The 60-day evaluation begins once you have installed and completed the registration process for the ArcGIS extensions. If you are registering by e-mail, fax, or mail, the evaluation period begins when you initially contact Esri. If you have installed the software but have not yet registered the extensions, your evaluation time has not begun. Even if you have registered ArcView 9.3, the 60-day extension evaluation period has not begun until you register each extension. You can install and register the extensions separately from ArcView 9.3.
Where do I find the registration numbers for each of the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions?
When evaluating the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions, you are not required to enter the registration numbers. During the registration process at the Evaluate the ArcGIS for Desktop Extensions panel, check the boxes next to the extensions you would like to evaluate. The registration wizard will recognize the same registration number you used for registering ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3. The 12-digit registration number is located on the inside of the DVD sleeve.
How can I evaluate the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions?
When you begin the registration process for ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3, you will be prompted as to whether or not you would like to register the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions. You can then select the extensions you would like to try, or you can choose to register an extension at a later date.
Where is the StreetMapUSA.mxd file referred to in the Using ArcGIS 9 StreetMap tutorial?
The ArcGIS for Desktop evaluation edition DVD includes PDFs for all retail ArcGIS for Desktop tutorials. The Using ArcGIS 9 StreetMap tutorial refers to data that ships with the full, retail version of ArcGIS for Desktop. Due to size constraints, this data is not available on the ArcGIS for Desktop evaluation edition DVD. Please note that the functionality of ArcGIS StreetMap is included in ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo. However, the size of the data provided with the full version prohibits its inclusion in the ArcGIS for Desktop evaluation edition DVD.