How do I install and license ArcGIS Pro?

NetID login instructions for ArcGIS Pro

Installing ArcGIS Pro on a personal computer

The ArcGIS Pro application is available for Windows computers. On a computer with a different operating system (Mac), you may need to use a Windows virtual machine, or Remote Desktop to a Windows computer.

Go to https://esri.wisc.edu. Under the For Students dropdown, select ArcGIS Pro and expand the Installation menu. Follow the UW-Madison Box link to download the installation file.

Download ArcGISPro 30_182209.exe from within the ArcGIS Pro folder. 

ArcGIS Pro .net Framework prompt

Once the download is complete, double-click the ArcGISPro 30_182209.exe file (it might be in your downloads folder) to begin the installation and click through the steps as you would normally do for installing software. 

You may be prompted to download and install the Microsoft Windows Desktop Runtime (.NET 6). You can obtain that from Microsoft's website here

.net runtime prompt

The end of the installation process gives you the option to run ArcGIS Pro now. Leave this selected to Open ArcGIS Pro, or open ArcGIS Pro from the Start Menu. When you run ArcGIS Pro you may be given the option to update and install patches. 

Starting ArcGIS Pro

Start ArcGIS Pro from the Start Menu. You will be prompted to Sign In, follow this process (see below). At the first ArcGIS Sign in window, select “Your ArcGIS organization’s URL”


ArcGIS Pro Sign-In Prompt

At the second ArcGIS Sign in window, enter uw-mad and click Continue

ArcGIS Pro URL Entry

After that, you will be taken to the UW Madison NetID Login screen. Login as you normally would. 

NetID Login screen

Perform Duo MFA:

MFA Duo Screen for ArcGIS Pro NetID login

You will then be logged in and licensed for ArcGIS Pro.

Logged into ArcGIS Pro