Silently installing the ArcGIS Web Adaptor

The ArcGIS Web Adaptor can be installed by running the setup program using Windows Installer command line parameters, as described below. Alternatively, you can install from the user interface using Setup.exe.

Installation behavior and requirements

The Web Adaptor's version must always match the version of Portal for ArcGIS.

You can have a 10.2.1 and later version of the Web Adaptor installed alongside other earlier versions of the Web Adaptor on the same machine. For example, you can have a 10.1 SP1 version and a 10.2.2 version of the Web Adaptor deployed on the same web server.

Each Web Adaptor must have its own unique name; you cannot have two Web Adaptors with the same name on a single web server.

Upgrading an earlier version of the Web Adaptor

If you want to upgrade an earlier version of the Web Adaptor to 10.2.2, you'll need to uninstall the old version and install the 10.2.2 setup. During the 10.2.2 installation, you'll specify the same name as your earlier Web Adaptor. This will guarantee your Web Adaptor URL will remain identical to the earlier version.

After installing 10.2.2, you'll need to configure the Web Adaptor with Portal for ArcGIS.


In versions earlier than 10.2.1, running the setup upgraded all existing Web Adaptors to the latest version.

Installing the Web Adaptor silently

The following are the Windows Installer command line parameters to be used when installing the Web Adaptor silently.

This property allows you to specify the installation location of the Web Adaptor from the command line. If you do not set this property, the default installation location of C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Web Adaptor10.2.2\Java\ is used.

For example:

<path to ArcGIS Web Adaptor (Java Platform) setup download>\setup.exe INSTALLDIR="C:\NewInstallDir" /qb

Use the command below to install the Web Adaptor silently without specifying the installation location:

<path to ArcGIS Web Adaptor (Java Platform) setup download>\setup.exe /qb

After the Web Adaptor has been installed, it must be configured. For more information, see Configuring the ArcGIS Web Adaptor.


After installation, the Web Adaptor will display in the language specified by your Java application server. To change the language, consult the product documentation for your Java application server.