Downloading, Installing, and Licensing ArcGIS Pro

This tutorial goes over how to download, install, and license ArcGIS Pro with your UTORid. 

Table of Contents

Downloading ArcGIS Pro | Installing ArcGIS Pro | Licensing ArcGIS Pro

Downloading ArcGIS Pro

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Enterprise login: ArcGIS Online (University of Toronto).
    Sign in page with Enterprise login option highlighted
  3. Log in with your UTORid
    Login with UTORid
  4. Click on your username in the top right corner
    ArcGIS Online landing page with account highlighted
  5. From the menu that appears, click My Settings
    Account popup with My settings highlighted
  6. On the left sidebar, click on Licenses
    My settings menu with Licenses highlighted
  7. Scroll down until you see ArcGIS Pro. There should be a Download button on the same row. Click it.
    Licensed products menu with ArcGIS Pro download button
  8. The default option is to download the latest version of ArcGIS Pro. Leave it as is and click Download.
    Download popup with default settings (ArcGIS Pro 2.5) and Download button

Installing ArcGIS Pro

Note: if you receive a message stating that you need to install the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8, please download it from this .NET download page and then follow this video showing how to install .NET.

  1. Double click on ArcGISPro_25_xxxxxx.exe (Different versions will have different digits in the file name.) A popup window will notify you that the files have been extracted. Click close to begin setup.
  2. It will ask you where you want to save it, you will need to go back to this folder in the next step, please remember where you select as your destination folder.
  3. In this case the files were saved to the C: in a folder name ArcGISPro, then click OK.
    Example file directory, installing ArcGIS Pro in the C:/ drive.
  4. Navigate to where you want the files saved. In this case the c:\ArcGISPro and click next.
    Progress bar showing files being unpacked
    The files will unpack to the new directory.
  5. Click close
    Popup notifying user that the files have been extracted
  6. The welcome to the ArcGIS Pro setup displays, click next.
    Popup displaying beginning of setup, with Next highlighted
  7. Click I accept the master agreement, then next.
    Master Agreement, with Accept and Next highlighted
  8. The software will copy to the destination folder, then click next.
    Popup with destination folder listed
  9. Click install.
    Setup window with Install highlighted
  10. Click finish.
    Setup window stating that ArcGIS Pro has been successfully installed.
  11. ArcGIS Pro should launch.
    ArcGIS Pro main menu
    The ArcGIS Pro application should open. If not search in your task bar “ArcGIS Pro”, Click to start the program.
    Finding ArcGIS Pro in the start menu (on Windows)

Licensing ArcGIS Pro

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro
    ArcGIS Pro startup logo
  2. ArcGIS Pro will ask you to sign in using ArcGIS Online account information. Click on Enterprise Login.
    ArcGIS Sign in, with the Enterprise login option highlighted
  3. Type in utoronto next to
    Adding utoronto to the organization's URL
  4. Click on ArcGIS Online (University of Toronto)
    Clicking on ArcGIS Online (University of Toronto) sign in option
  5. Using your UTORid to login
    Signing in using UTORid
  6. You may get a warning sign showing your account does not have an ArcGIS Pro Named User license assigned. If this happens, click on ok.
    Ignoring the warning popup

That’s it! You should now see your ArcGIS Online username appear in the top right corner.