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Install Cloud Builder

ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder on Amazon Web Services is a free downloadable app that helps you create an ArcGIS Server site on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This app is the recommended way to get started with building a site on AWS, although in some limited workflows you can alternatively use the AWS Management Console.

Cloud Builder requires the Windows operating system and an Internet connection. You can install Cloud Builder on your own desktop machine; you don't have to install it on a server.

Follow these steps to download and install Cloud Builder.


ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder on Amazon Web Services requires Adobe AIR. The setup will install this component if it is not detected. If necessary, consult your system administrator to ensure that your system settings will not restrict the download or installation of Adobe AIR.

  1. Download ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder on Amazon Web Services.

    This download is available to anyone who has purchased ArcGIS for Server. To get to the download, you must log in to My Esri and view the product download page. The ArcGIS Server Cloud Builder on Amazon Web Services download is listed next to the ArcGIS for Server download. If you do not see the download, contact Esri Customer Service (U.S. customers) or distributor (international customers).

  2. Launch the installer executable (.exe) file you downloaded.
  3. Choose the installation location and set the installation preferences such as whether or not you want a desktop shortcut.

    You might notice that the default installation location is the 32-bit Program Files directory C:\Program Files (x86). Cloud Builder is a 32-bit application that works in both 32-bit and 64-bit environments that have a 32-bit compatibility mode.

    When you have finished adjusting these settings, click Continue.

  4. Evaluate the Adobe AIR license agreement.

    If you agree with the Adobe AIR license terms, click I Agree to begin the Cloud Builder installation. Depending on your Windows settings, you may be prompted to allow administrator permissions before installation begins.