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ArcGIS Enterprise Builder 10.5.x system requirements

ArcGIS Enterprise, the next evolution of the ArcGIS Server product line, has a flexible deployment model allowing for use completely on-premises, in the cloud, or a combination of the two. The ArcGIS Enterprise product includes the following software components that are designed to work together:

  • ArcGIS Server
  • Portal for ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Data Store
  • ArcGIS Web Adaptor

ArcGIS Image Server, ArcGIS GeoEvent Server, ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server, and Esri Business Analyst Server are specialized licensing roles for ArcGIS Server. See What is ArcGIS Enterprise in the ArcGIS Server help for more information.

The system and hardware requirements required to run ArcGIS Enterprise Builder are listed below. For information about earlier versions, see Esri Support. If your Portal for ArcGIS organization will use a premium app, such as ArcGIS Pro or Drone2Map for ArcGIS, you will also need ArcGIS License Manager 10.5.1 to configure your premium app licenses to specify which members can use the software. See the Portal for ArcGIS Administrator Guide, License Manager Reference Guide, and the License Manager system requirements for more information.

It's recommended that you review the deprecation notice to determine if your hardware and software components are still compatible with version 10.5.1, and to review all current system requirements of the individual products at ArcGIS Enterprise Installation Guides documentation.

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 Server will not install on servers that have an underscore in the host name.

Supported operating systemsLatest update or service pack tested

Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])*

Windows 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

Update: April 2017

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])

Update: April 2017

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])


Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter (64 bit [EM64T])


*Enable SSL 3.0 in the Internet options to support publishing hosted scene layers to this deployment. See Esri technical article 000016013 for more information.

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.


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


January 2018 security updates from Microsoft have caused geoprocessing services to crash when ArcGIS Server is running on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Esri released a patch for each release of ArcGIS Server 10.2.1 and later to resolve this bug. While these operating systems are still supported, if your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment is running on either of these operating systems, apply the ArcGIS Server Geoprocessing Service Startup Patch, which you can download from Esri Technical Support.

Supported operating systemsLatest update or service pack tested

Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit [EM64T])

Creators Update

Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit [EM64T])

Update: April 2017

Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, and Enterprise (64 bit [EM64T])



Windows 8 is no longer supported by Microsoft. Please upgrade to Windows 8.1 or higher.

Hardware requirements

Disk space requirements

ArcGIS Enterprise requires a minimum of 20 GB of available disk space, in which 5 GB of this total space must be available on the system drive.

Memory Requirements

It is strongly recommended to have at least 16GB of memory to install ArcGIS Enterprise.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 support

ArcGIS Web Adaptor requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later in order to be installed. 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.