Install ArcGIS Pro

After you download ArcGIS Pro and optional components, and review the system requirements, you are ready to install the software.

You can make either a per-machine installation (the default) or a per-user installation of ArcGIS Pro. A per-machine installation allows any user to run ArcGIS Pro on the computer on which it is installed. A per-user installation allows only the user who installs it to run the application.

The default installation location for a per-machine installation is <System Drive>\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro. The default installation location for a per-user installation is <System Drive>\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Programs\ArcGIS\Pro.


To make a per-user installation on supported Windows Server operating systems, the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer must contain the REG_DWORD data type DisableMSI, with a value of 0. For more information, see the Microsoft help topic DisableMSI.

Install ArcGIS Pro and optional components

You must install ArcGIS Pro or ArcGIS Pro Intelligence before installing optional components.


ArcGIS Pro Intelligence is a solution product for intelligence professionals that is available to all ArcGIS Pro users. It is not installed by default. However, you have the option to install ArcGIS Pro Intelligence in addition to (or instead of) ArcGIS Pro.

Follow the steps below to install ArcGIS Pro:

  1. Browse to the location where you downloaded ArcGIS Pro. Double-click the executable (.exe) file to start the installation process.
  2. Accept the destination folder to which files are extracted or click Browse to browse to a different folder.

    The default destination folder is <System Drive>\Users\<username>\Documents\ArcGIS Pro <version>.

  3. Click Next.

    A message informs you when the files have been successfully extracted. The Launch the setup program check box is checked by default.


    If you want to install the software later, uncheck the Launch the setup program check box. When you're ready to install, browse to the destination folder and double-click ArcGISPro.msi.

  4. Click Close.
  5. On the Welcome to the ArcGIS Pro Setup program window, click Next.
  6. Review the license agreement and choose an option:
    • If you agree to the terms, click the option to accept the agreement and click Next.
    • If you do not agree to the terms, click Cancel to exit the installation.
  7. Choose an installation context option:
    • Click Anyone who uses this computer (the default) for a per-machine installation.
    • Click Only for me for a per-user installation.

    You must have administrative privileges to make a per-machine installation.

  8. Click Next.
  9. Select whether to install ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Pro Intelligence, or both.

    By default, ArcGIS Pro is installed and ArcGIS Pro Intelligence is not installed.

  10. Accept the default location of <System Drive>\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro\ or click Change to specify a different folder.

    If you choose a non-default location, it is recommended that the path include a folder and not be the root location of a drive. The modified path does not append \ArcGIS\Pro\ by default.

  11. Click Next.

    The option to participate in the Esri User Experience Improvement is checked by default. Uncheck the box if you don't want to participate. (You can change your participation status after ArcGIS Pro is installed.)

  12. Click Install.

    When the installation is completed, the option to Run ArcGIS Pro now is checked by default. Uncheck the box if you don't want to start the application immediately.

  13. Click Finish.

Follow the same process to install optional components you have downloaded, such as the offline help system. The offline help system can be installed for ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Pro Intelligence, or both.


You need an authorized license to use ArcGIS Pro. By default, you start ArcGIS Pro with a Named User license. However, if your organization uses a different license type, you may need to start ArcGIS Pro with a Concurrent Use license or a Single Use license.

Uninstall ArcGIS Pro

Uninstall ArcGIS Pro using either the Control Panel or Windows Settings.

Access the Control Panel from the Start menu or search box. Select ArcGIS Pro from the list of programs and features, click Uninstall/Change, and then choose the Remove option.

Alternatively, access the Windows Settings from the Start menu. Navigate to Apps & features, select ArcGIS Pro in the list of programs, click Uninstall, and then choose the Remove option.

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