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|Supported operating systems *||Latest update or service pack tested|
Windows 10 Home, Pro and Enterprise (64 bit [EM64T])
Version 1803 with May 8, 2018 update
Windows 8.1 Basic, Pro, and Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])
May 8, 2018
Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])
SP1 with May 8, 2018 update
Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])
Version 1607 with May 8, 2018 update
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])
May 8, 2018
Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])
May 8 2018
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])
SP1 with May 8, 2018 update
* See Operating system requirements and limitations for additional requirements and information.
ArcMap is supported in various on-premises and cloud environments.
|On-premises virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)||Notes|
|Citrix XenDesktop 7.6||Use the latest Citrix and NVIDIA drivers. Refer to Citrix and NVIDIA GRID websites for the most current driver versions.|
|Citrix XenDesktop 7.11|
|Citrix XenDesktop 7.12|
|Citrix XenDesktop 7.13|
|Citrix XenDesktop 7.14|
|Citrix XenDesktop 7.15|
|Citrix XenDesktop 7.16|
|Citrix XenDesktop 7.17|
|Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V||Microsoft VDI certified with RemoteFX vGPU Windows Device Driver Model(WDDM) 1.2|
|Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V|
|VMware vSphere 6.0|
Use VMware Horizon View 7.0.3 and later only.
Use the latest VMware and NVIDIA drivers. Refer to VMware and NVIDIA GRID websites for the most current driver versions.
|VMware vSphere 6.5|
|On-premises application streaming||Notes|
|Citrix XenApp 7.6|
|Citrix XenApp 7.11||Windows Server 2016|
|Citrix XenApp 7.12||Windows Server 2016|
|Citrix XenApp 7.13||Windows Server 2016|
|Citrix XenApp 7.14||Windows Server 2016|
|Citrix XenApp 7.15||Windows Server 2016|
|Citrix XenApp 7.16||Windows Server 2016|
|Citrix XenApp 7.17||Windows Server 2016|
AWS Virtual Machines
ArcGIS works well in Amazon WorkSpaces and Azure instances that have:
Azure Virtual Machines
* ArcGIS Desktop will provide adequate performance and usability in many of the cloud environments. The cloud instance must have adequate CPU, Memory and Disk storage resources to support ArcMap.
|Supported and Recommended|
2.2 GHz minimum; Hyper-threading (HHT) or Multi-core recommended
x86 or x64 with SSE2 extensions
Minimum: 4 GB
Recommended: 8 GB
|24-bit color depth|
Also see Video/Graphics adapter requirements below.*
1024x768 recommended minimum at normal size (96 dpi)
Minimum: 4 GB
Recommended: 6 GB or higher
ArcGlobe creates cache files when used. If using ArcGlobe, additional disk space may be required.
64 MB RAM minimum; 256 MB RAM or higher recommended. NVIDIA, ATI, and Intel chipsets supported.
24-bit capable graphics accelerator
OpenGL version 2.0 runtime minimum is required, and Shader Model 3.0 or higher is recommended.
Be sure to use the latest available drivers.
ArcGIS requires Python 2.7.14 and Numerical Python 1.9.3 to be installed. If the ArcGIS setup does not find either Python 2.7.14 or Numerical Python (NumPy) 1.9.3 installed on the target computer, Python 2.7.14 and Numerical Python 1.9.3 will be installed during a complete installation of ArcMap. You can choose a Custom installation to unselect the Python feature and avoid installing it. Additionally, if the Python setup is executed during the ArcMap installation, you will be provided with the opportunity to choose its installation location. The Python installation location should not include spaces.
<p id="GUID-4D93F02E-2C89-4E9B-A2A4-62116E7C780E">ArcGIS requires Python 2.7.14 and
Numerical Python (NumPy) 1.9.3 to be installed. If the ArcGIS setup
does not find either Python 2.7.14 or Numerical Python (NumPy) 1.9.3
installed on the target computer, Python 2.7.13 and Numerical Python
1.9.3 will be installed during a complete installation.
Microsoft .NET Framework requirement
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher must be installed prior to installing ArcMap.
Microsoft Internet Explorer (minimum IE 11) must be installed prior to installing ArcMap.
ArcMap supports printing to any Microsoft certified Windows printer using the native driver in ArcGIS. Note that some printer drivers do not support complex maps, and the ArcPress printer driver or additional hardware may be needed for these complex maps.
For more information on supported printers, refer to the following Knowledge Base FAQ: What printers are supported by ArcGIS Desktop?
Software required to connect to a DBMS
Your client machine (for example, the one running ArcMap) will need to have the appropriate client files installed for the RDBMS you are using. These client files are available from their respective RDBMS vendors, but some are also available on My Esri as a convenience. RDBMS client files available from My Esri are IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server. Client files for ALTIBASE, Dameng, IBM Informix, IBM Netezza, Oracle, SAP HANA, and Teradata are not available on My Esri and must be obtained from the RDBMS vendors. See Database clients for more information.
|SDK||Supported and Recommended IDE(s)||Requirements|