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Silently installing ArcGIS Web Adaptor

ArcGIS Web Adaptor can be installed silently using command line parameters as described below. Alternatively, you can install from the user interface.

Installation behavior and requirements

The version of ArcGIS Web Adaptor must always match the version of Portal for ArcGISyou're using.

ArcGIS Web Adaptorcan be installed side by side with other versions. You are not required to uninstall ArcGIS Web Adaptor to install ArcGIS Web Adaptor and ArcGIS Web Adaptor is not an upgrade of previous releases.

Each ArcGIS Web Adaptor must have its own unique name; you cannot have two Web Adaptors with the same name on a single web server.

ArcGIS Web Adaptor and Tomcat do not need to be installed on the same machine if you will configure the Web Adaptor with the portal through your browser. However, if you will configure the Web Adaptor using the configurewebadaptor.exe tool, the Web Adaptor and Tomcat must be installed on the same machine.

Upgrade an earlier version of ArcGIS Web Adaptor

To upgrade an earlier version of ArcGIS Web Adaptor to 10.6, you need to uninstall the earlier version, and install the 10.6 setup. During the 10.6 installation, you'll specify the same name as your earlier Web Adaptor. This guarantees your Web Adaptor URL will remain identical to the earlier version.

After installing 10.6, you need to configure ArcGIS Web Adaptor with Portal for ArcGIS.


At 10.2 and earlier versions, running the setup upgraded all existing Web Adaptors to the latest version.

Install ArcGIS Web Adaptor silently

  1. Before beginning the installation, read the master agreement located at <CD_ROOT or untar directory>/Documentation/EULA.pdf, and accept the terms.
  2. Run the setup silently at the prompt. Sample syntax:

    <CD_ROOT or untar directory>/Setup -m silent -l yes

    Usage: Setup [Options]


    -m; --mode MODE

    Optional. Defaults to GUI.

    MODE is either silent or gui.

    -l; --license-agreement CHOICE

    Required for silent mode. CHOICE either Yes or No. Yes indicates that you have read and agreed to the Esri Master Agreement (E204, E300). Please visit to read the agreement.

    -d; --directory DIRECTORY

    Optional. By default, ArcGIS Web Adaptor is installed to your $HOME directory. DIRECTORY specifies a different installation directory.

    The path /arcgis/webadaptor10.6/ is appended to the installation directory.

    The name of the installation directory should be lowercase. The samples and data installed require the data path to be lowercase.

    It is recommended that you do not install ArcGIS Web Adaptor to a remote network drive. If the remote drive is not accessible at uninstallation time, the uninstallation could fail and leave files behind.

    -v; --verbose

    Installer runs in verbose mode.

    -h; --help

    Displays command line help and exits.

    -e; --examples

    Displays usage examples of these options and exits.

  3. Browse to the ArcGIS Web Adaptor installation folder. Deploy the arcgis.war file to your Java application server. For instructions on how to deploy a .war file, refer to the documentation for your Java application server.
  4. Connect ArcGIS Web Adaptor to Portal for ArcGIS by completing the steps in Configuring ArcGIS Web Adaptor.

After installation, ArcGIS Web Adaptor will display in the language specified by your Java application server. To change the language, consult the product documentation for your Java application server.