How do I download a license for ArcGIS on my computer (Windows)?

  • These licensing instructions are for using ArcGIS off campus. If you will only be using ArcGIS while on the University network, you don't need to follow this FAQ
  • If you are off campus, you will need to be connected to VPN to borrow licenses ( How do I do that? )
  • To use ArcGIS off campus, you will need to borrow a license in ArcGIS Administrator. The software will also prompt you for a new license every 90 days when being used off campus
  • Open the program ArcGIS Administrator from your Start Menu
  • Click on the Borrow/Return folder under Desktop and tick all boxes. Click on Apply and then OK

  • Your ArcGIS Licence is now installed
  • You will need to repeat this process every 90 days in order to renew your license
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