shrug-l: GIS Concurrent License being used without permission

Kimberly Steele ksteele at
Thu Sep 23 09:33:16 EDT 2010

It may be that an extension that requires the ArcInfo License is checked in the Tools > Extensions dialog. I know this happens to us when someone turns on the 3D Analyst Extension, or Publisher (we only have one license) it keeps everyone else from using it. I am not sure which extension would use the Info as opposed to Editor. Just my 2 cents.

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From: Tripp Corbin [mailto:tcorbin at]
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:46 PM
To: Matthew.Muller at; shrug-l at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: GIS Concurrent License being used without permission

Does the machine possibly have a Python Script that might be set to run that requires an ArcInfo License? Or is it possible it grabs an ArcInfo license because an ArcEditor is not available? Just Brainstorming.

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From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Matthew.Muller at
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 1:22 PM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: GIS Concurrent License being used without permission

The division I work for has 1 concurrent ArcInfo license and an array of concurrent ArcEditor and ArcView Licenses.

Under ArcGIS administrator only one machine has its software product set to ArcInfo. Prior to the installation of 10, only this machine was able to access our one ArcInfo license.

With the installation of 10, one of the machines on the network whose software product is set to ArcEditor now seemingly randomly checks out the ArcInfo License even when the program is not being run. Moreover, when you run the program on this machine it checks out an ArcEditor license and does not use the ArcInfo license. It only turns in the license when the computer is restarted.

ArcInfo workstation is not installed on this machine and borrowing is turned off on all machines.

Any idea what is going? Thanks in advance

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