Install ArcGIS Pro version 3.0 from the UW Network with a License File

Note: Functional knowledge and use of this application is the responsibility of the user.

Note: Access to ArcGIS Pro and the files saved there will be removed if you are no longer at UW.


The University of Wyoming provides the ArcGIS Pro software package free of charge for installation on academic teaching and research use only. In order to install the software the computer must be connected to the UW Network. To install ArcGIS Pro from the UW network and obtain an ArcGIS Pro account, please submit the software request form.

Note: Once eligibility has been confirmed, you will receive an email providing details on finalizing the setup of your ArcGIS Online account and that your access to the software share has been granted.

If you would like an ArcGIS Online account, create one with these instructions.

You may find that you need to upgrade your .net installation for this software.  You can download that from Microsoft.


Procedure to Install ArcGIS Pro

  1. Go to the Start button and in the search bar type: \\uwapps\ArcGISPro-3.0$

  1. Run the installer ArcGISP.msi file and when the wizard opens click Next

  1. On the Welcome screen, click Next.

  1. Review the License Agreement and then click on the I Accept the license agreement radio button and then click Next

  1. If the features do not show the install icon, click the arrow and select the options to install features. Click Next.

  1. Select if you want to participate in the Esri User Experience program select the radio box and then click Install to begin the install process.

  1. The install will process and make take a while to complete. If presented with a User Account Control request, click Yes. When done you will receive a notice that the install was completed successfully, click Finish.

  1. When you launch ArcGIS Pro for the first time you will be presented with a Sign In prompt. Click the down arrow next to Your ArcGIS organization's URL.

  1. Type uwyo into the URL field and click Continue.

  1. Click the UWYO button.

  1. Sign in with your UW credentials.

  1. Click on Settings on the left side of the screen.

  1. Click on Licensing in the menu.

  1. At the bottom of the screen click on Configure your licensing options.

  1. This screen will then appear.  Under the License Type drop down menu select the Single Use License option. The screen will then change to look like the one below.  Click Authorize.

  1. Select the option I have received an authorization file and am now ready to finish the authorization process.  Browse to where you saved the license file and select that. Complete the Authorization Wizard with your information.

  1. The software is now ready to use.  Upon relaunching ArcGIS Pro it should appear like this.
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Sun 3/19/23 7:42 AM
Sun 3/19/23 7:42 AM