ArcGIS 10.2.x for Desktop system requirements

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Table of Contents

Supported platforms

Operating system requirements and limitations

Hardware requirements

Software requirements

License manager system requirements

Developer SDK requirements

Supported platforms

Operating Systems

Minimum OS Version

Maximum OS Version

Windows 8.1 Basic, Professional and Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])**

Windows 8 Basic, Professional and Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])

Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional, Home Premium (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])

SP1

Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home Premium (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])

SP2

SP2

Windows XP Professional Edition, Home Edition (32 bit)

SP3

SP3

Windows XP Professional Edition, Home Edition (64 bit [EM64T])

SP2

SP2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])**

Windows Server 2012 Standard, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

SP1

Windows Server 2008 R2 with Citrix XenApp 6 and XenApp 6.5*

SP1

SP1

Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])

SP2

SP2

Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])

SP2

SP2

Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services

SP2

SP2

NoteNote:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, Vista and XP are no longer supported starting at ArcGIS 10.2.2.

See the Operating system requirements and limitations section for additional requirements and information.

*ArcGIS 10.2 as a hosted application with Citrix XenApp 6 and XenApp 6.5, and ArcGIS 10.2.1 as a hosted application with Citrix XenApp 6.5 and Citrix XenDesktop 7.0 with Windows 2008 R2 using the Citrix ICA Online Plug-in for Windows 13.1. For additional information regarding deploying ArcGIS and Citrix XenApp, see the Best practices for running ArcGIS for Desktop in a Citrix XenApp environment knowledge base article.

** Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 support begins at ArcGIS 10.2.1.

Hardware requirements

Advanced, Basic, Standard

CPU Speed

2.2 GHz minimum ; Hyper-threading (HHT) or Multi-core recommended

Processor

Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core Duo, or Xeon Processors; SSE2 minimum

Run this Microsoft utility from your Windows command prompt to check your processor.

See Dual or dual-core support policy.

Memory/RAM

2 GB minimum

Display properties

24-bit color depth

Screen resolution

1024 x 768 recommended minimum at normal size (96 dpi)

Swap space

Determined by the operating system; 500 MB minimum.

Disk space

2.4 GB

In addition, up to 50 MB of disk space may be needed in the Windows System directory (typically, C:\Windows\System32). You can view the disk space requirement for each of the 10.1 components in the Setup program.

If using ArcGlobe, additional disk space may be required. ArcGlobe will create cache files when used.

Video/Graphics adaptor

Check your computer's ability to run ArcGIS.

64 MB RAM minimum, 256 MB RAM or higher recommended. NVIDIA, ATI, and Intel chipsets supported.

24-bit capable graphics accelerator

OpenGL version 2.0 runtime minimum is required, and Shader Model 3.0 or higher is recommended.

Be sure to use the latest available driver.

Networking Hardware

Simple TCP/IP, Network Card, or Microsoft Loopback Adapter is required for the license manager.

Software requirements

Printer support

ArcGIS supports printing to any Microsoft certified Windows printer using the native driver in ArcGIS. Note that some printer drivers do not support complex maps, and the ArcPress printer driver or additional hardware may be needed for these complex maps.

NoteNote:

Esri recommends the following configuration when printing large maps with the ArcPress printer drivers:

  • If large complex maps do not print, reboot the computer to ensure the pagefile system is cleared. If the pagefile system is not a dedicated drive or partition, make sure the drive does not need to be defragmented.
  • Disk Space: at least 10 GB of free space is required on the drive where %TEMP% is located, as potentially large temporary files will be written there while ArcPress is processing a map for printing.

For more information on supported printers, refer to the following Knowledge Base FAQ: What printers are supported by ArcGIS for Desktop?

Software required to connect to a DBMS

Your client machine (for example, the one running ArcMap) will need to have the appropriate client files installed for the RDBMS you are using. These client files are available from their respective RDBMS vendors, but they are also available on Esri Customer Care Portal as a convenience. See Database clients for more information. RDBMS client files available from the customer care portal are IBM DB2, IBM Informix, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. Client files for IBM Netezza and Teradata are not available on the customer care portal and must be obtained from the IBM and Teradata support sites.

License manager system requirements

Hardware requirements for the license manager are identical to ArcGIS for Desktop hardware requirements.

ArcGIS License Manager supported platforms (Windows)

Operating Systems

Minimum Version

Maximum Version

Windows 8 Basic, Professional and Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])

Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional, Home Premium (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])

SP1

Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home Premium (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])

SP2

SP2

Windows XP Professional Edition, Home Edition (32 bit)

SP3

SP3

Windows XP Professional Edition, Home Edition (64 bit [EM64T])

SP2

SP2

Windows Server 2012 Standard, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

SP1

Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])

SP2

SP2

Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])

SP2

SP2

ArcGIS License Manager supported platforms (Linux/UNIX)

Operating Systems

Minimum Version

Maximum Version

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 (32 bit and 64 bit)

Update 7 or higher with libX11-1.0.3-11 patch

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 (32 bit and 64 bit)*

Update 1

Sun Solaris 10 (64 bit [SPARC])*

Maintenance update 4 (8/07)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (32 bit and 64 bit)*

SP1

*OpenGL is required to run the License Server Administrator and the Software Authorization Wizard on these systems.

Developer SDK requirements

ArcGIS for Desktop SDK

Supported and Recommended IDE(s)

SDK Requirements

ArcGIS VBA Resources for Developers

Visual Basic for Applications

ArcGIS for Desktop is required to develop with ArcGIS VBA Resources for Developers.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

ArcObjects SDK

ArcObjects SDK requirements

Operating system requirements and limitations

All platforms

Windows

4/14/2014