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Installing Business Analyst Desktop

Available with Business Analyst license.

The installation process copies the necessary files to your machine so you can work with the Business Analyst Desktop 10.6.1 software. Before installing Business Analyst close all applications on your computer and verify that your computer meets the system requirements.

When installing Business Analyst, the installation is separated into a software install and a data install. The individual installs allow flexibility when upgrading versions and data vintages as well as installing different country datasets to the same machine, such as Business Analyst Canadian Edition. The Business Analyst software installs approximately 280 MB of content.

Note:

Upgrading to 10.6.1? For more information, see Existing Business Analyst Desktop users.

During the Business Analyst Software setup you have the option to set Business Analyst’s feature output directory, called My Output Data. The default location is set to your C: drive, but you can specify any location, such as a shared network location. All output is maintained in a standardized file structure for easy file retrieval and maintenance.

  1. On the My Esri site, browse to My Organizations > Products > Downloads.
  2. Click View Downloads for Business Analyst Desktop 10.6.1, and click Download for Business Analyst Desktop.

    The Esri Download Manager web page appears.

  3. Click Click to download your file now.

    The Destination Folder for Files dialog box appears.

  4. Keep the default location or click Browse to choose a different location to extract the files.
    Note:

    If you are installing several Esri products, be sure the download location is unique for each product. By default, the directory name is <product_name_and_version>.

  5. Click OK.

    The Launch button appears on the Esri Download Manager once the installation files have been downloaded successfully.

  6. To run the installation, click the Launch button.

    If you want to run the installation at a later time, you can exit out of the Esri Download Manager and double click the installation executables directly to extract the files.

  7. Click Next on the Welcome to the Business Analyst Desktop Installation Wizard dialog box.

    The License Agreement dialog box appears.

  8. Click the I accept the license agreement option.
  9. If necessary, click License to review the legal information.
  10. Click Next.

    The Ready to Install the Program dialog box appears.

  11. Click Install.

    The installation starts.

    The InstallShield Wizard Completed dialog box appears once the installation finishes.

  12. Click Finish.

Installing Business Analyst 64-bit Background GP

The installation of the Business Analyst Background Geoprocessing (64-bit) product replaces the regular 32-bit background processing which comes standard with Business Analyst Desktop. Using 64-bit processing to perform analysis on systems with large amounts of RAM may help when processing large data which may have otherwise failed in a 32-bit environment. Since all execution is done in the native 64-bit space, more system resources can be used.

Tools that execute in the background honor your current license. For example, if you are licensed for Business Analyst Desktop Standard, then background execution will honor all tools that are licensed for Desktop Standard. Background processing does not consume a second license; only one license per machine is used.

To install Business Analyst 64-bit Background GP you will perform the following steps.

  1. On the My Esri site, browse to My Organizations > Downloads.
  2. Click View Downloads for Business Analyst Desktop 10.6.1, and click View Downloads under the Actions column.
  3. Click Download to the right of Business Analyst Desktop Background Geoprocessing (64-bit).

    The Esri Download Manager web page appears.

  4. Click Click to download your file now.
  5. Click Save File.
  6. Navigate to where the executable file is saved Open file and click Run.

    The InstallShield will be launched.

  7. Click Next on the Welcome to the Business Analyst Desktop Installation Wizard dialog box.

    The License Agreement dialog box appears.

  8. Click the I accept the license agreement option.
  9. If necessary, click License to review the legal information.
  10. Click Next.

    The Ready to Install the Program dialog box appears.

  11. Click Install.

    The installation starts.

    The InstallShield Wizard Completed dialog box appears once the installation finishes.

  12. Click Finish.