Modes of Installation

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Modes of Installation

Machine Install

Per-User Install

Xcopy Install


A registered member of the EarthSoft Community Center with download permissions can download the appropriate build of EQuIS Professional. Consider the distributions below when downloading the install.


Machine Install


EarthSoft_EQuIS_{Build}_x64.msi is a machine install for EQuIS Professional.

Default installation path: C:\Program Files\EarthSoft\EQuIS

Application will be available across user profiles in shared workstations.

Requires elevated privileges to install and modify content in the installation directory.

Bundled with  EarthSoft_EQuIS_{Build}_x64.exe to allow for standard users installing with elevated privileges in environments where this is required.

Registers EQuIS as an ArcMap extension during the installation process.


Per-User Install


EarthSoft_EQuIS_PerUser_{Build}_x64.msi is the per-user install for EQuIS Professional.

Default installation path: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Programs\EarthSoft\EQuIS\ (%localappdata%\Programs\EarthSoft\EQuIS\)

Does not require elevated permissions to install.

Application only accessible to the user installing EQuIS.

User can add/remove files to the installation directory without additional permissions.

Registering the ArcMap extension requires administrative privileges to run EarthSoft.Interfaces.ArcGIS.Desktop.bat.

To use the EnviroInsite and SPM buttons in per-user EQuIS Professional, the xcopy builds of these programs should be unblocked, then copied to the
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Programs\EarthSoft\ folder path. The program folders will need to be renamed to "EnviroInsite" and "SPM", respectively, removing any build-specific information from the name. For example, the application paths should be:

EnviroInsite: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Programs\EarthSoft\EnviroInsite\EnviroInsite.exe

SPM: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Programs\EarthSoft\SPM\SPM.exe


Xcopy Install


Professional_Package_{Build} is the xcopy zip install.

Can be extracted and run to any permitted path on a machine without doing a full uninstall/install.

Extracting this package to the per-user path (%localappdata%\Programs\EarthSoft\EQuIS\) allows users to add/remove files to the installation directory without additional permissions.

For more details, see Install EQuIS Professional via xcopy.