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arcgis-desktop (4) Versions 2.3.1

Installs and configures ArcGIS Desktop

cookbook 'arcgis-desktop', '= 2.3.1'
cookbook 'arcgis-desktop', '= 2.3.1', :supermarket
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arcgis-desktop cookbook

This cookbook installs and configures ArcGIS for Desktop.


Supported ArcGIS software

  • ArcGIS 10.4/10.4.1/10.5 for Desktop (Windows only)
  • ArcGIS 10.4/10.4.1/10.5 License Manager


  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 (8.1)
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 (R2)
  • Windows Server 2012 (R2)


The following cookbooks are required: * windows


  • node['arcgis']['version'] = ArcGIS version. Default value is 10.5.
  • node['arcgis']['desktop']['setup'] = The location of ArcGIS for Desktop setup executable. Default location is C:\Temp\ArcGISDesktop\Setup.exe.
  • node['arcgis']['desktop']['lp-setup'] = The location of language pack for ArcGIS for Desktop. Default location is nil.
  • node['arcgis']['desktop']['install_dir'] = ArcGIS for Desktop installation directory. By default, ArcGIS for Desktop is installed to %ProgramFiles(x86)%\ArcGIS.
  • node['arcgis']['desktop']['install_features'] = Comma-separated list of ArcGIS for Desktop features to install. Default value is ALL.
  • node['arcgis']['desktop']['authorization_file'] = ArcGIS for Desktop authorization file path. Default location and file name are C:\\Temp\\license.ecp.
  • node['arcgis']['desktop']['authorization_file_version'] = ArcGIS for Desktop authorization file version. Default value is 10.4.
  • node['arcgis']['desktop']['esri_license_host'] = Hostname of ArcGIS License Manager. Default hostname is %COMPUTERNAME%.
  • node['arcgis']['desktop']['software_class'] = ArcGIS for Desktop software class <Viewer|Editor|Professional>. Default value is Viewer.
  • node['arcgis']['desktop']['seat_preference'] = ArcGIS for Desktop license seat preference <Fixed|Float>. Default value is Fixed.
  • node['arcgis']['licensemanager']['setup'] = The location of ArcGIS License Manager setup executable. Default location is C:\Temp\ArcGISLicenseManager\Setup.exe on Windows, /tmp/licensemanager-cd/Setup on Linux.
  • node['arcgis']['licensemanager']['lp-setup'] = The location of language pack for ArcGIS License Manager. Default location is nil.
  • node['arcgis']['licensemanager']['install_dir'] = ArcGIS License Manager installation directory. By default, the license manager is installed to %ProgramFiles(x86)%\ArcGIS on Windows and / on Linux.



Installs and configures ArcGIS Desktop.


Installs and configures ArcGIS License Manager.


Installs language packs for ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS License Manager.


Uninstalls ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS License Manager.


See wiki pages for more information about using ArcGIS cookbooks.


Find a bug or want to request a new feature? Please let us know by submitting an issue.


Esri welcomes contributions from anyone and everyone. Please see our guidelines for contributing.


Copyright 2016 Esri

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); You may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

A copy of the license is available in the repository's License.txt file.

Dependent cookbooks

limits >= 0.0.0
windows >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

arcgis-desktop cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the arcgis-desktop cookbook.


  • Added support for ArcGIS 10.5.


  • Added support for ArcGIS 10.5 Beta.
  • Split from arcgis 2.2.1 cookbook.

Collaborator Number Metric

2.3.1 failed this metric

Failure: Cookbook has 0 collaborators. A cookbook must have at least 2 collaborators to pass this metric.

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2.3.1 failed this metric

FC059: LWRP provider does not declare use_inline_resources: /tmp/22d64c2da6a48e02205123d0/arcgis-desktop/providers/desktop.rb:1
FC059: LWRP provider does not declare use_inline_resources: /tmp/22d64c2da6a48e02205123d0/arcgis-desktop/providers/licensemanager.rb:1
FC059: LWRP provider does not declare use_inline_resources: /tmp/22d64c2da6a48e02205123d0/arcgis-desktop/providers/user.rb:1
FC064: Ensure issues_url is set in metadata: /tmp/22d64c2da6a48e02205123d0/arcgis-desktop/metadata.rb:1
FC065: Ensure source_url is set in metadata: /tmp/22d64c2da6a48e02205123d0/arcgis-desktop/metadata.rb:1
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2.3.1 passed this metric

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