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ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 Evaluation Software

Can I install the ArcGIS for Desktop 9.x evaluation edition on a computer that has a full version of any ArcGIS software installed?
No. This includes any version of ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcView, ArcEditor, ArcInfo) and ArcGIS for Server. The only exception is ArcGIS Explorer.
If I am currently running ArcView 3.x, can I install the ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 evaluation edition?
Yes, you can run both ArcView 3.x and ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 evaluation edition simultaneously. You do not need to uninstall ArcView 3.x before installing the ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 evaluation edition.
How long do I have to evaluate ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3?
Once you have registered the software, you have 60 calendar days to evaluate ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3.
Can I extend my evaluation of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3?
No, it is not possible to extend the evaluation period or reinstall the evaluation software on your computer once it has timed out.
Do I need to register the software before I can use it?
Yes, you need to register ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 and each of the extensions you wish to evaluate with Esri before you can begin using any of them. You can register via the Esri Web site, e-mail, fax, or mail.
Where do I find the registration number for the ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 evaluation edition?
The 12-digit registration number is located on the inside of the CD packaging.
What is the difference between a registration number and an authorization file?
The registration number is the 12-digit code located on the CD packaging. When you are ready to register, you will provide Esri with that registration number, and we will in turn authorize your software for use with an authorization file. If you register via the Internet, this process happens automatically.
When does my 60-day evaluation of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 begin?
The 60-day evaluation begins once you have initiated the registration process and Esri issues an authorization file. If you have installed the software but have not yet registered it, your evaluation time has not begun.
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.
I have just completed registering software using the e-mail option. Why doesn't the Desktop Administrator reflect the recent change?
The Desktop Administrator doesn't refresh until you click OK. Click OK and then restart the Desktop Administrator.
Can I use the registration number from the full version with the evaluation version software?
The registration number for the full version of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 will not work with the evaluation edition of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3.
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.
I cannot locate ArcEditor in my programs menu. What happened?
When you install ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3, you are installing the ArcGIS for Desktop applications ArcMap and ArcCatalog. ArcGIS is the name that appears in the Start program menu.
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.
Is there any functionality disabled in the ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 evaluation edition compared to the full version of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3?

No, the evaluation edition is the same as the full version of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 at the ArcEditor licensing level (with the exception of the SDK components).

* ArcGIS for Desktop can be licensed at the ArcView, ArcEditor, or ArcInfo level. Functionality increases as you move from ArcView to ArcInfo.

Can I install a service pack on top of the ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 Evaluation?
Yes. For the latest functionality available for ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3, you can install the ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 Service Pack 1.

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ArcGIS for Desktop Extension Evaluation Software

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.
Can I extend my evaluation of the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions?
No, it is not possible to extend the evaluation period or reinstall the evaluation software on your computer once it has timed out.
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.
If I did not install the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions during my initial installation of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3, how can I go back and install them?
If you did not choose to install the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions during the initial installation of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3, they can be added later. We recommend that you install and register the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions at the same time as ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3. Your 60-day evaluation of the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions only begins when you register the software and not when you install the software.

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About Tutorials

Are there tutorials available for ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 and the ArcGIS for Desktop extensions?
Yes, there are a number of included tutorials. These tutorials are searchable and readable from the help file within the application. To perform the exercises in the tutorials, you will need to install the ArcGIS tutorial data.
Do some of the included tutorials cover material that isn't applicable to the ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 evaluation edition?
Yes. The ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 evaluation edition DVD includes PDFs for all ArcGIS for Desktop tutorials including tutorials that work only with ArcGIS for Desktop licensing level ArcInfo. Therefore, some tutorials may cover material not applicable to the ArcGIS for Desktop evaluation edition.
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.

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System Requirements

What operating systems are supported for the evaluation edition of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3?
The evaluation edition of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 and the full version of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 are supported on Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP (Home, Professional), and Windows Vista (Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home Premium). For more information, visit www.esri.com/desktopgis.
What are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements to run the evaluation edition of ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3?

The minimum requirements are an 1.6 GHz or higher Intel Core Duo, Pentium 4 or Xeon Processor, 1 GB RAM, and approximately 1.2 GB of free disk space.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or higher is also required.

Does the ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3 evaluation edition support Internet Explorer 7.x?
Yes. However, the minimum requirement is Internet Explorer 6.

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More Help

Where can I find more help and resources?
More information and assistance for ArcGIS products are available via the ArcGIS Resource Center. Use the Resource Center Web site as your portal to ArcGIS resources such as help, forums, blogs, downloads, samples, and knowledge base articles.

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