ArcGIS 10.5 for Server

ArcGIS 10.5 for Server
Windows 64-bit, Linux
Delivery Type
  • License Expiry: November 10th annually
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$400.00 CAD

This software will expire on Nov. 10th annually and will have to be reordered.

Portal for ArcGIS

ArcGIS for Server includes Portal for ArcGIS, helping you create and share maps and apps in just a few minutes. Portal for ArcGIS also gives you Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, so you can build intuitive and focused web apps that run anywhere, on any device—without writing a single line of code. Your portal provides tools for keeping your geographic assets secure as well as a set of authoritative (and beautiful) world basemaps.

Ready-to-Use Apps

ArcGIS for Server includes a suite of enterprise apps for lighting up your organization with geointelligence. These apps help your staff access and use 2D web maps and 3D scenes. Now anyone can tap into the power of spatial analytics. Use apps to collect and analyze business data, and then securely share the results between groups, departments, and offices. You can even configure your own apps from scratch and deploy them on any device—no coding required.

ArcGIS Solutions

ArcGIS for Server allows you to take advantage of an extensive array of no-cost maps, apps, and platform configurations specific to your industry. You can use these templates to configure applications, deploy web apps, and implement best practices across your organization. ArcGIS Solutions are available for industries such as local and state government, emergency management, utilities, telecommunications, military, and intelligence.


ArcGIS for Server includes everything you need to maintain your ArcGIS Server sites and portals. You have tools for managing access to content and apps, monitoring server statistics, securing your site, authorizing software, automating administrative tasks, and using your ArcGIS Server with Portal for ArcGIS. You can also manage ArcGIS Pro licenses, configure disconnected editing, and much more.


ArcGIS for Server is designed with your security in mind. You can define how user roles are managed and how users are authenticated. ArcGIS for Server provides a built-in, file-based identity store, but you can also configure it with your own Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server or Windows Active Directory, or even create a custom store using Java or ASP.NET. With Portal for ArcGIS, you can use certificates to authenticate communication with your portal using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

GIS Services

ArcGIS for Server can be configured as a scalable, stand-alone GIS server for managing and distributing GIS services. These services can be used with ArcGIS for Desktop or integrated with custom applications. You can add extensions to ArcGIS for Server that provide you with even more GIS functionality, such as real-time asset monitoring and analytics, complex network analysis, imagery processing and management, and production mapping.

Data Management

ArcGIS for Server includes the geodatabase, the common data storage and management framework for ArcGIS. Use the geodatabase with ArcGIS for Desktop to apply sophisticated rules and relationships; define data models such as topologies, geometric networks, and network datasets; maintain data integrity; and enable multiuser editing. ArcGIS for Server also works with spatial data stored in relational database management systems (RDBMS).

ArcGIS Platform

With ArcGIS for Server, you can scale and integrate ArcGIS to support everyone in your organization's private network, no matter what device they use or where they are. It also allows you to manage and share massive volumes of geographic data with any number of users while staying in complete control over security and access. ArcGIS for Server, deployed on your infrastructure, is a key component of your complete location strategy.

ArcGIS 10.5 for Server

Operating system requirements

The following 64-bit operating systems satisfy the minimum operating system requirements. Support is not provided for 32-bit operating systems; the setup will only proceed if the operating system is 64 bit.

Machines with an underscore (_) in their names are not supported. Several widely used Internet host name specifications have designated the underscore character as nonstandard. Although Windows allows you to use the underscore in a machine name, it can still cause problems when you interact with other servers and platforms. For this reason, ArcGIS for Server will not proceed with installation on servers that have an underscore in the host name.

ArcGIS for Server is not supported on domain controllers. Installing ArcGIS for Server on a domain controller may adversely affect functionality.

Operating system Minimum OS version Maximum OS version

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter

Update: April 2014


Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter


Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter



Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter



Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise


Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise

Update: April 2014


Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise


Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, Enterprise, and Home Premium




Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 are supported for basic testing and application development use only. They are not recommended for deployment in a production environment.

Hardware requirements

The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. If you are using the software with ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server, the minimum RAM requirement is 8 GB. These requirements are based on a typical development server with the following environment:

  • Two cached map services
  • One dynamic map service
  • One locator service
  • One geoprocessing service
  • Geometry service
  • PrintingTools service
  • SQL Server Express
  • ArcGIS Web Adaptor

For a production environment, minimum hardware requirements are not listed because the user and business needs of the software may vary. These requirements must be considered in determining hardware needs to meet performance and scalability expectations.

Disk space requirements

ArcGIS for Server requires a minimum of 5.5 GB of available disk space, in which 350 MB of this total space must be available on the system drive.

Firewall settings

ArcGIS for Server communicates on ports 1098, 4000-4004, 6006, 6080, 6099, and 6443. You'll need to open these ports on your firewall before installing the software.

Domain name service (DNS) and fully qualified domain name (FQDN) recommendations

If you'll be federating your site with Portal for ArcGIS, it's recommended you configure your organization's domain name service (DNS) to include fully qualified domain name (FQDN) entries for each site you intend to federate with the portal.Portal for ArcGIS will request the FQDN of each site when you federate.

SSL certificates

ArcGIS Server comes preconfigured with a self-signed certificate, which allows the server to be initially tested and to help you quickly verify that your installation was successful. However, in almost all cases, an organization should request a certificate from a trusted certificate authority (CA) and configure the server to use it. This could be a domain certificate issued by your organization or a CA-signed certificate.

Like ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS also comes with a preconfigured self-signed certificate. If you'll be federating your site with Portal for ArcGIS, you should request a certificate from a trusted CA and configure the portal to use it.

Microsoft .NET Framework requirement for .NET Extension Support feature

The .NET Extension Support feature requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher. If Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is not found, the .NET Extension Support feature will not be available for installation.

If your operating system includes Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, make sure it's enabled using Windows Features. If your operating system does not include Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, you can download it from the installation media and enable it using Windows Features.


In earlier versions, the ArcGIS Server setup required Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to install the .NET Extension Support feature.

Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6

ArcGIS for Server requires Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6. The ArcGIS for Server installation will not proceed if MSXML 6 is not found on the machine. If the ArcGIS for Server installation is performed through the GUI, the installation process automatically installs it for you. If you're installing ArcGIS for Server silently or in certain deployment environments, MSXML 6 must be installed separately. The MSXML 6 setup is available at <ArcGIS for Server Installation folder>\Support\MSXML6\64-bit\msxml6_x64.msi.

Geoprocessing requirements

Python 2.7.10, Numerical Python 1.9.2, and Matplotlib 1.4.3 are required to support certain core geoprocessing tools. If these are not detected, the setup will install them automatically (recommended).

Supported web browsers

ArcGIS Server Manager requires one of the following web browsers to be installed:

  • Google Chrome (version 10 or later)
  • Mozilla Firefox (version 10 or later)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 9, 10, or 11)
  • Microsoft Edge

ArcGIS Server on cloud platforms

You can deploy ArcGIS for Server in the cloud. Many organizations do this to increase performance and capacity without having to buy and configure new hardware. Cloud platforms allow you to add more capabilities to your ArcGIS for Serverdeployment, including resizing computer capacity, automatically scaling capacity up and down according to conditions you define, automatically distributing application traffic across multiple instances for better performance, and much more.

Esri provides ArcGIS for Server virtual machine images on two popular cloud platforms: Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Note:Esri Technical Support is available for Esri software on cloud platforms. However, Esri may not provide support for Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure machine images that have been modified beyond standard Esri or operating system updates. It's recommended that you do not modify the software released by Esri.

ArcGIS Server AMI for Linux is available on Ubuntu. Certification and support on Ubuntu is only for the Esri-released ArcGIS Server AMI. Changes to the Esri-released AMI will be treated as changes on an unsupported system.

Supported virtualization environments

All components of ArcGIS for Server are fully supported on virtual environments as long as they run on supported platforms.When running third-party applications with ArcGIS for Server, such as relational databases, the application must also be supported in a virtual environment. Check the third-party vendor for its virtualization support.

The following virtualization environments are known to perform well with ArcGIS for Server:

  • VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, and 6
  • Microsoft Hyper-V

Supported databases

See the following topics for information on databases supported with ArcGIS for Server:

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