Visit Esri Support for information on earlier versions.
|Supported operating systems *||Latest update or service pack tested|
Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit [EM64T])
Windows 8.1 Basic, Pro, and Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])
Update: April 2017
Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])
Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])
Update: April 2017
Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])
Update: April 2017
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])
Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (32 bit and 64 bit [EM64T])
Prior and future updates or service packs on these operating systems are supported unless otherwise stated. The operating system version and updates must also be supported by the operating system provider.
* See the Operating system requirements and limitations section for additional requirements and information.
ArcReader 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 7.13|
|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 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|
Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics Bundle
ArcGIS Desktop works well in AWS and Azure instances that have:
Azure NV-Series VMs (with Teradici Windows Thin Client)
|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)
Recommended: 4 GB or higher
ArcReader creates cache files when used and additional disk space may be required.
64 MB RAM minimum; 256 MB RAM 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.
Microsoft .NET Framework requirement
The .NET Extension Support feature requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later be installed prior to installing ArcReader. If Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later is not found, the .NET Extension Support feature will not be available for installation.
If your operating system includes Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later, make sure it is enabled using Windows Features. If your operating system does not include Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later, you will need to install it before installing ArcReader.
Microsoft Internet Explorer (minimum IE 9) must be installed prior to installing ArcReader. Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 are supported.
ArcReader 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.
The following configuration is recommended when printing large maps with the ArcPress printer drivers:
For more information on supported printers, refer to the following Esri Support Knowledge Base FAQ: What printers are supported by ArcGIS Desktop?