Installing ArcGIS Pro 2.9

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Esri ArcGIS software is licensed with an Education Institution Agreement between the Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. This agreement allows Esri products to be installed on any university-owned computer for academic (teaching and scholarly research) and administrative use (facilities management, campus safety, etc…). Additionally, the agreement allows installation for academic use on personal devices for current students, faculty, and staff at no additional cost.

Legal Requirements:

Only active faculty, staff, and students at Mississippi State University are permitted to obtain this software. Faculty, staff, and students are required to remove the software when no longer affiliated with the University.

ArcGIS Pro 2.9 is only available as a download from ITS Service Desk website.

NOTE: The licensing server will be:
Please note that while you are installing the software, do not log into ArcGIS, as this breaks the installation and licensing. Also, please do not run updates directly from ArcGIS, as that could potentially cause the software to lose its license.


  1.  At the ITS site for the ArcGIS Pro 2.9 software, you will click on the option that best fits you. 
    • Faculty and Staff academic or administrative use (university-owned device)
    • Faculty and Staff home use (personal device)
    • Student use (personal device)
  2. Once the file is downloaded, double-click on ArcGISPro.exe to start the installation process.  The destination folder can be left as the default. Click Next.

ArcGIS Pro destination folder

  1. ArcGIS Pro 2.9 will begin installing.

ArcGIS Pro unpacking files

  1. Check the box for Launch the setup program. Click Close.

ArcGIS Setup

  1. Click Next.

ArcGIS Pro Startup

ArcGIS Pro Setup

  1. Accept the agreement and then click Next.

ArcGIS Pro Master Agreement

  1. Make your choice and then click Next.

ArcGIS Pro Setup Users

7. Click Next.

ArcGIS Pro Setup Features

8. To participate in the Esri User Experience Improvement program make sure that the check box is selected. Click Install.

ArcGIS Pro installation

ArcGIS Pro installation

  1. Check the box for Run ArcGIS Pro now. Click Finish.

ArcGIS is installed.


Note: This software requires you to be on campus with a network connection or VPN connected off campus. 
Please do not sign in to the ArcGIS Website.
Also, please do not run updates directly from ArcGIS, as that could potentially cause the access to the licensing server to no longer work.


  1. Open ArcGIS Pro. Click on Settings in the lower left hand corner. Please do not sign into ArcGIS website. 

    ArcGIS Pro Open

  2. Uncheck Check for updates on startup.  Click Licensing on the left hand side.

    Click on licensing


  1. Click on Configure your licensing options. 


  1. The License Type is Concurrent Use License. The License Manager is Click OK.

  2. Click OK.

    ArcGIS must shut down for license to take effect

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