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ArcGIS Desktop 10.1

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  • Application Name: ArcGIS Desktop

    Application Version: 10.1

    Company Name: ESRI

    Sequencer Version: 4.6 SP1

    App-V Client Version Tested On: 4.6SP1 RDS

    Operating System Sequenced On: Windows Server 2008 R2

    Pre-requisites: .NET

    Client Operating Systems Successfully Deployed To: Win2008R2 RDS

    *Posted by non-Microsoft Employee: Justin Grote <jgrote@allieddigital.net>

    Steps to Sequence the Application:

    Installation Phase

    1.        Choose custom installation path: Q:\ARCGIS_Desktop_10.1\
    2.        Exclude 3d Analyst
    3.        Choose custom python installation path: Q:\ARCGIS_Desktop_10.1\

    Configure Phase

    The Flexnet licensing service installs incorrectly in App-V with bad permissions. It has to be cleaned up and reset.

    1.        Open command prompt
    2.        sc sdset "FlexNet Licensing Service" D:(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRGASDRCWDWO;;;WD)
    3.        sc delete "FlexNet Licensing Service"
    4.        sc create "FlexNet Licensing Service" binPath= "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe"
    5.        Start ArcGIS Administrator and select "Advanced Concurrent Use"
    6.        Define a License Manager and enter your arcgis server” for the licensing.

    Customize Phase

    1.        Delete ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktops Help
    2.        Delete ArcGIS Document Defragmenter
    3.        Delete ArcGIS File Handler
    4.        Delete ArcGIS for Desktop Resource Center
    5.        Delete ESRIRegAddin
    6.        Delete Module Docs
    7.        Delete MXD Doctor
    8.        Delete SoftwareAuthorization.exe
    9.        Delete Python Manuals
    10.    Rename ArcCatalog 10.1 to ArcCatalog
    11.    Rename ArcMap 10.1 to ArcMap
    12.    Rename IDLE to ArcGIS Python GUI
    13.    Rename Python (Command line) to ArcGIS Python CLI

    Known Issues/Limitations: None after fixed Flexnet licensing service.                            

    Approximate Sequencing Time: 40 minutes.

    Other (Optional fields)

    App-V friendly copy protection scheme?  Yes, if follow Flex Licensing service fixes above.

    Additional Notes/Links:
    You can create additoinal OSDs with pre-scripts that change registry licensing settings to have multiple licensed editions without having to recompile the application.

    Removing ArcGISConnection.exe from the package will cause the app to boot much faster depending on your internet connection. This is a bug that will be fixed in SP1: 
    http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/61365-Disabling-the-ArcGIS-Online-Connection-in-10.1


    -- Justin Grote
    Datacenter Solutions Architect
    Allied Digital Services


    • Changed type Justin Grote Tuesday, November 06, 2012 8:48 PM More Appropriate
    • Edited by Justin Grote Tuesday, November 06, 2012 8:49 PM
    Tuesday, November 06, 2012 7:12 PM

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  • Nice one!

    I've been trying to sequence this off and on for a couple of weeks now and never found a way to get the FlexNet licensing service to work.

    I'll give this a try tomorrow!

    Tuesday, November 06, 2012 8:43 PM
  • Hi Justin,

    Your recipe for the Flexnet Service works great. I
    can put in the needed configuration in the ArcGis Administrator. Except
    the ArcGis complete package (for example ArcMap) does not work under any
    circumstances. It just gives the error:

    "ArcMap was unable to start. The installation of ArcGIS Desktop is invialid and must be repaired or reinstalled before continuing"

    - not before I try to fix the license issues
    - not after I try to fix the license issues
    - not if i try to fix it with a repair (before or after)

    It seems I can not get the actual package working rather than the license server, any thoughts what I am doing wrong?

    (I tried both win7 64-bit and win XP 32-bit)
    • Edited by Raihne Tuesday, January 08, 2013 10:57 AM layout
    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 10:56 AM
  • Hi Justin,

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I had the same issue with the FlexNet service when trying to sequence Palisade Decision Tools 6.

    So for anyone out there with Flexnet sequencing issues, this also solved the issue for me:

    •       Open command prompt
    •       sc sdset "FlexNet Licensing Service" D:(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRGASDRCWDWO;;;WD)
    •       sc delete "FlexNet Licensing Service"
    •       sc create "FlexNet Licensing Service" binPath= "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe"

    Kind regards,

    Bart.

    Monday, April 08, 2013 12:56 PM
  • hi

    i am also facing same problem "ArcMap was unable to start. The installation of ArcGIS Desktop is invalid and must be repaired or reinstalled before continuing.

    After implementing above step regarding FlexNet one of the Shortcut "ArcGIS Administator" is Launching but not as per source.

    If You guys have any idea please help......


    • Edited by Nafiskne Friday, June 28, 2013 1:41 PM one of the shortcut is working
    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:44 PM
  • warodriguezm,

    I have moved your question into the App-V forum. The Recipe forum is not watched for questions (See the sticky post here). You can find your question here.

    Thanks,

    David

    Friday, January 24, 2014 9:15 PM
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