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ArcGIS Pro 2.0 system requirements

New or changed requirements at ArcGIS Pro 2.0

This section is for existing ArcGIS Pro 1.4 users who want to know only the system requirements that changed between the 1.4 and 2.0 releases. The rest of the topic describes the complete set of requirements.

  • ArcGIS License Manager 10.5.1 or later is required to manage ArcGIS Pro 2.0 Named User licenses with ArcGIS Enterprise or to manage Concurrent Use licenses.

  • Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter were added as supported operating systems.

  • The latest Windows 10 update tested is now Creators Update instead of Anniversary Update.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 continues to be a software requirement but the earlier version, Internet Explorer 10, was removed because it is no longer supported.

  • ArcGIS Pro is now supported as a hosted application running on the following virtual desktop infrastructure: VMware vSphere 6.5 (using VMware Horizon View 7.0 or later) and Citrix XenDesktop 7.13.

  • Microsoft announced Azure RemoteApp will be discontinued on August 31, 2017, so support of ArcGIS Pro on RemoteApp will end on the same date.

Supported operating systems

Operating systemsLatest update or service pack tested

Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise (64 bit)

Creators Update

Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit)

Update: April 2017

Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise (64 bit)

SP1 and KB2533623

Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

Update: April 2017

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

Update: April 2017

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit)

SP1 and KB2533623


Windows 8 is no longer supported by Microsoft. Upgrade to Windows 8.1 or later.

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.

Hardware requirements

CPU speed

Minimum: Hyperthreaded dual core*

Recommended: Quad core*

Optimal: 2x hyperthreaded hexa core*


x64 with SSE2 extensions


Minimum: 4 GB

Recommended: 8 GB

Optimal: 16+ GB

Display properties

24-bit color depth

Also see Video/Graphics adapter requirements below.

Screen resolution

1024x768 or higher at normal size (96 dpi)

Visualization cache

The temporary visualization cache for ArcGIS Pro can consume up to 32 GB of space, if available, in the user-selected location. By default, the visualization cache is written to the user profile.**


Minimum: 4 GB of free space

Recommended: 6 GB or more of free space on a solid-state drive (SSD)

*Hyperthreaded CPUs typically feature two threads per core. A hyperthreaded dual-core CPU will have four threads available for processing, while a hyperthreaded hexa-core CPU will have 12 threads available for processing.

**The cache is written by default to the user profile’s \Local subfolder, so it does not roam with the user profile if roaming profiles are enabled by your system administrator.

Video/Graphics adapter requirements

Refer to the video/graphics adapter requirements below for information on how to achieve the best graphics performance.

Video/Graphics adapter

Minimum: DirectX 11 feature level 10.1, Shader Model 4.1, OpenGL 3.3, and the EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic and EXT_texture_compression_s3tc extensions.*

Recommended: DirectX 11 feature level 11.0; Shader Model 5.0; OpenGL 4.5; 2 GB RAM; and the EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic, EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, EXT_swap_control, and ARB_shader_draw_parameters extensions.*


Be sure to use the latest available driver.

Pixel shader version

Minimum: 4.0

Recommended: 5.0

Vertex shader version

Minimum: 4.0

Recommended: 5.0

*A physical GPU is not required to run the system, but it is preferred.


ArcGIS Pro is supported in various on-premises and cloud environments as shown in the four tables below.

In all environments, a GPU that is compatible with your virtualization platform is recommended for the best user experience.

On-premises virtualization

On-premises virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)



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 and virtualizing



Citrix XenApp 7.6

Hosted OS:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 or later)

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (September 2016 update or later)

Citrix XenApp 7.11

Windows Server 2016


  • Using ArcGIS Pro with Citrix XenApp is strongly discouraged because XenApp is unable to support more than two or three sessions of ArcGIS Pro per server. This has been verified through testing with Windows Server 2012 R2 and 2016.

  • ArcGIS Pro provides a nominal level of functionality and performance in the following environments:

    • Microsoft App-V
    • VMware App Volumes

Cloud virtualization

Cloud virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)



Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics Bundle

Azure NV-Series VMs (with Teradici Windows Thin Client)

NV6 is recommended because it includes one GPU, and ArcGIS Pro currently doesn't need more than one GPU.

Cloud application streaming and virtualizing



AWS AppStream

Azure Citrix XenApp

Software requirements

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later must be installed before installing ArcGIS Pro 2.0.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 must be installed before installing ArcGIS Pro.

The three license types for ArcGIS Pro 2.0 are as follows:

  • Named User license—Using a named user license means that access to ArcGIS Pro is granted to you via your organizational account in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise. In both cases, an administrator will allocate an ArcGIS Pro license to you from within the your organization's ArcGIS Online organization or ArcGIS Enterprise portal; this is the standard workflow. If you are using ArcGIS Online, the standard workflow is all that is required. However, if you are using ArcGIS Enterprise, you must also use ArcGIS License Manager 10.5.1 to manage your ArcGIS Pro license allocations. To use ArcGIS Enterprise, you must have version 10.5 or later.
  • Concurrent Use license—ArcGIS License Manager 10.5.1 or later is required to manage ArcGIS Pro 2.0 licenses.
  • Single Use license—No additional software is required for licensing.

SDK requirements

The minimum requirements to create add-ins using ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET are described in the SDK GitHub repository.

System requirements for other versions of ArcGIS Pro

System requirements for ArcGIS Pro versions that are retired will eventually be removed from the web help. The product life cycle chart lists all retirement dates and related information.