shrug-l: FW: Surprises in ArcGIS upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1 ...

Tan, Yurong (OIG) Yurong.tan at
Tue Oct 23 11:53:46 EDT 2012

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From: Tan, Yurong (OIG) 
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:43 AM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: RE: Surprises in ArcGIS upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1 ...


This is a truly SHRUGgeeks Nation and I am impressed by so many helping hands.  At the moment I am happy to say that I am in the process to move to higher grounds with the new tools, bricks, tiles, and nails offered in the new version.  

For many, the 10.1 upgrade is an inevitable thing, especially for those of us who have been using the ESRI line of products for so many years.  Here are two links that may help pave the road ahead for your migration.\
Yurong Tan

From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Tan, Yurong (OIG)
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 1:50 PM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: Surprises in ArcGIS upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1 ...


I just want to share this experience so that those who are planning to make this upgrade move will spare a little more time to plan.

It appears that the upgrade from version 10.0 to 10.1 is quite a challenge, especially when there are apps, map services, and SDE database involved.  I found out this by a mistake in following an ESRI suggestion to upgrade the ArcGIS server to 10.1 and that server upgrade opens a huge can of worms --- 
(1) all the map services are dead/gone, 
(2) the apps are dead (no easy migration tools), 
(3) have to upgrade my desktop to 10.1 in order for the desktop to connect to ArcGIS server and recreate the services.  
(4) desktop upgrade requires license manager upgrade which will pull another string to rattle .
(5) new web services requires the entire SDE database (not feather datasets) to be registered and . or no services will be published.   

For so many years, ESRI can seem to be able to make things right in the first place.   

Yurong Tan
US Dept of Veterans Affairs (OIG)
Gainesville, FL
(352) 337-2375

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