ArcInfo Workstation Guidance

Document created by curtvprice Champion on Aug 11, 2014Last modified by curtvprice Champion on Jul 20, 2017
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Key Things To Know

  • ArcInfo Workstation 10.0 was the final release (Windows and Solaris only)

    (No Linux, sorry.. though perhaps you may be able to get it to run under WINE).
  • ArcInfo Workstation 10.0 entered Retired status on Dec 31, 2015.

  • Single Use licensing is no longer supported - to run workstation you must be able to access a concurrent license from a license server (ArcGIS Advanced "ArcInfo"). Check-out is not supported: if you want to work disconnected you need to install a local ArcGIS license server and authorize a concurrent license to that machine.
  • If performance is an issue for your application, and you are running on x64 hardware, you may want to consider installing the (retired) ArcInfo Workstation 9.3 version. You can install ArcInfo Workstation 9.3 side-by-side with ArcGIS 10.x version with no system conflicts.  (Unfortunately, the ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 Coverage Tools will not work. But you want to run the old Arc prompt anyway, right?)
  • There is a known issue with Win 8 and 8.1 with the WORKSPACE command failing to work. (I personally do not have access to this OS but have installed workstation under WinServer 2012 and could not reproduce it there, so I don't know how pervasive this issue is.)

 

References

Esri Support Status: ArcInfo Workstation 10 

Re: Cannot authenticate ArcInfo Workstation on Single-Use license

Known Issue: Workstation 10.0 poor performance on x64

NIM081843 Not able to use ArcInfo Single Use V 10.1 license with ArcInfo Workstation V 10

NIM067913 AML performance at version 10 is 50% slower than the same AML code run at version 9.3 on a 64-bit computer operating system

The ArcInfo Workstation command WORKSPACE fails on Windows 8 and 8.1

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