Upgrading to ArcGIS 10.3.1
The copy protection mechanism for ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop and ArcGIS 10.3.1 Engine Concurrent Use has been updated. This update requires that ArcGIS 10.3.1 License Manager be installed to support these products.
The ArcGIS 10.3.1 License Manager setup package is designed to detect and upgrade an existing installation of the same product. The existing options file (if applicable) and authorized licenses are retained in the upgrade. Any specific ports present in the service.txt before the upgrade must be manually reconfigured in the service.txt following the upgrade to ArcGIS 10.3.1. See the ArcGIS License Manager reference guide for more information on installation upgrades, new installations, or installations over versions prior to 10.1, which are not supported by the automated process.
Existing ArcGIS 10.1-10.2.2 authorization numbers will work with ArcGIS 10.3.1.
If ArcGIS 10.3.1 License Manager will be installed on a different machine than where the ArcGIS 10.1 or 10.2.x License Manager is currently installed, and you wish to use the existing authorization for the ArcGIS 10.3.1 License Manager, the ArcGIS 10.1 or 10.2.x License Manager must first be deauthorized before authorizing the ArcGIS 10.3.1 installation.
Obtaining software authorization numbers
If needed, your account's primary maintenance contact can obtain authorization numbers from the My Esrisite. After signing in with your Esri Account, click on the My Organizations > Products > Authorizations tab. Click a product name to obtain its authorization number. You can also click on 'Show Filter Options' and type in the name of the product.
The license version on authorizations eligible for use with ArcGIS 10.3.1 will display as http://links.esri.com/10.3.1/resource-center10.1-10.2.2 under Authorizations. For those outside the United States, contact your local distributor for information about your authorization numbers.
More information about ArcGIS
The License Manager reference guide is installed with ArcGIS 10.3.1 License Manager. This can be accessed from Start > Programs > ArcGIS > License Manager > License Manager Reference Guide or from the ArcGIS Help on the ArcGIS Resources site.
For the most current information, visit the ArcGIS for Desktop site. Use this site as your portal for finding out what's new at the ArcGIS 10.3.1 release, and accessing resources such as help, forums, blogs, downloads, samples and knowledge base articles.
For all of your Esri software support needs, visit support.esri.com.