Support for ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.1

By now you’ve probably seen the announcements from Esri about the availability of ArcGIS 10.2.1. Although the “major.minor.revision” numbering has been used for a few years in some of the mobile and runtime products, it’s somewhat new to the core ArcGIS releases. In the past, it’s usually been service packs between the “minor” releases of Desktop, Server, and Engine (even though at the DLL level, the service pack number was typically reflected in the “revision” position of the version string). Moving forward, these intermediate releases will likely follow this new convention. One big advantage is that they come with a full installer so that you can install the latest version directly and not have to do the main release and then apply the service pack. You can also upgrade an installation in-place.

Given these new options, there are a few different paths you can take to get to 10.2.1. Although the Trimble Positions Desktop add-in is supported with ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.1, there are a few things to consider depending on your upgrade path. Here are several of the most common scenarios and the steps you will need to take to get everything working:

  1. You’re running ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1, ArcPad 10.2, ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 10.2, and Trimble Positions Desktop add-in 10.2 and you do an in-place upgrade to ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.1.
    Trimble Positions Desktop add-in will no longer be registered with ArcMap. You’ll need to perform 3 manual steps: edit the ArcMap.exe.config as described in the release notes (can also be accomplished by uninstalling and re-installing), double-click the PositionsDesktopAddIn.esriAddIn file in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Trimble\Trimble Positions Desktop add-In\AddIns”, and once back in ArcMap, enable the “Trimble Positions Desktop” extension under the Customize…Extensions menu.
  2. You’re running ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1, ArcPad 10.2, and ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 10.2 and you do an in-place upgrade to ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.1 before installing Trimble Positions Desktop add-in 10.2.
    Trimble Positions Desktop add-in may not be properly registered with ArcMap. If the toolbar is not available, you will need to perform 2 manual steps: double-click the PositionsDesktopAddIn.esriAddIn file in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Trimble\Trimble Positions Desktop add-In\AddIns”, and once back in ArcMap, enable the “Trimble Positions Desktop” extension under the Customize…Extensions menu.
  3. You’re running ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2, ArcPad 10.2, ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 10.2, and Trimble Positions Desktop add-in 10.2 and you do an in-place upgrade to ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.1.
    Trimble Positions Desktop add-in should remain properly registered with ArcMap. You will only have to do the manual step of editing the ArcMap.exe.config as described in the release notes (can also be accomplished by uninstalling and re-installing).
  4. You do a fresh installation of ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.1, ArcPad 10.2, and ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 10.2 and then install Trimble Positions Desktop add-in 10.2.
    Trimble Positions Desktop add-in may not be properly registered with ArcMap. If the toolbar is not available, you will need to perform 2 manual steps: double-click the PositionsDesktopAddIn.esriAddIn file in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Trimble\Trimble Positions Desktop add-In\AddIns”, and once back in ArcMap, enable the “Trimble Positions Desktop” extension under the Customize…Extensions menu.

Hope that helps.

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