ArcGIS Pro 2.2 system requirements

Before installing or upgrading ArcGIS Pro on a virtual or physical machine, make sure your system meets the minimum requirements to run it. Also, learn what resources are recommended to get the best performance.

Supported operating systems

Operating systemLatest update or service pack tested

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

Version 1803 with May 8, 2018 update

Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit)

May 8, 2018

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

SP1 with May 8, 2018 update

Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

Version 1607 with May 8, 2018 update

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

May 8, 2018

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit)

May 8, 2018

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

SP1 with May 8, 2018 update


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

ItemSupported and recommended

CPU speed

Minimum: 2 cores, hyperthreaded*

Recommended: 4 cores

Optimal: 10 cores


x64 with SSE2 extensions


Minimum: 4 GB

Recommended: 8 GB

Optimal: 16 GB or more

Display properties

24-bit color depth

Also see Video/Graphics adapter requirements below.

Screen resolution

1024x768 or higher at normal size

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: 32 GB of free space

Recommended: 32 GB or more of free space on a solid-state drive (SSD)

*Hyperthreaded CPUs typically feature two threads per core. A hyperthreaded 2-core CPU will have four threads available for processing, while a hyperthreaded 6-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.


Be sure to use the latest available driver.

ItemSupported and recommended


Minimum: DirectX 11, feature level 10.1, Shader Model 4.1

Recommended: DirectX 11, feature level 11.0, Shader Model 5.0


Minimum: OpenGL 3.3 with the ARB_viewport_array, EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic, and EXT_texture_compression_s3tc extensions.

Recommended: OpenGL 4.5 with the ARB_shader_draw_parameters, ARB_viewport_array, EXT_swap_control, EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, and EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic extensions.

Dedicated (not shared) graphics memory

Recommended: 2 GB or more

*ArcGIS Pro will automatically use OpenGL if DirectX requirements are not met. You can manually change to OpenGL if you suspect an issue in your driver.

Software requirements

The following software must be installed before installing ArcGIS Pro:


.NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later


Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

Three license types are available for ArcGIS Pro 2.2. Depending on the type you use, you may need additional software or access to ArcGIS Online:

  • Named User licenseArcGIS Pro is licensed through an organizational account on ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise. If the license is through ArcGIS Online (the default option), licensing software is not required because ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based service provided by Esri.

    If the license is through ArcGIS Enterprise, you must install one of the versions indicated in the table below, along with a corresponding supported version of ArcGIS License Manager.

    ArcGIS EnterpriseArcGIS License Manager


    2018.1 or later


    2018.0 or later


    2018.0 or later


  • Concurrent Use licenseArcGIS License Manager 2018.1 or later is required to manage ArcGIS Pro 2.2 licenses.
  • Single Use license—No additional software is required for licensing.

SDK requirements

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


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.


The Virtualization section of the help provides additional information about setting up virtualization environments for ArcGIS Pro.

On-premises virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)Notes

Citrix XenDesktop 7.6

Use the latest Citrix and NVIDIA drivers. Refer to the 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 and later only.

Use the latest VMware and NVIDIA drivers. Refer to the VMware and NVIDIA GRID websites for the most current driver versions.

VMware vSphere 6.5

On-premises application streaming and virtualizingNotes

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

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


  • ArcGIS Pro with Citrix XenApp is strongly discouraged because of poor XenApp session/server density. This is based on testing using 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 virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)Notes

Amazon WorkSpaces Graphics Bundle

Azure NV-Series VMs

NV6 is recommended because it includes one GPU, and ArcGIS Pro currently doesn't need more than one GPU. Windows 10 client RDP is adequate for most workloads; Teradici technology may be helpful for very demanding workloads.


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

  • Azure RemoteApp—Microsoft discontinued Azure RemoteApp on August 31, 2017, so support of ArcGIS Pro on RemoteApp ended on the same date.

Cloud application streaming and virtualizingNotes

AWS AppStream

Azure Citrix XenApp

System requirements for recent versions of ArcGIS Pro

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