ESRI Technical Support
Accessing ESRI Technical Support
Each campus may have two people authorized to contact ESRI Technical Support. No other people are authorized to contact ESRI directly. Unauthroized people attempting to contact ESRI tehcnical support will be directed to the CSU GIS Specialty Center.
There is a protocol to follow to obtain technical support.
First, contact the Technical Representative for your campus. Please communicate the following information about your problem to them.
1) Your name
2) Your department and status (faculty/staff/student)
3) Your contact information: either a daytime phone number or email address (both are better)
4) The computer details:
- Software version (10.1 or 10.2). Please specify any service packs installed, if known.
- Student, standalone, or concurrent use (how you access the license server)
- What operating system (Windows 8, Windows 7, XP).
- PC or Mac
5) A brief description of the problem including the following:
- What you were trying to do (including what tool and/or extension were you using, what data sets, how data sets were derived, etc.)
- Any error messages generated. Remember that a little more information is better than too little.
If the authorized representatives can not resolve the problem, then he or she will contact ESRI. If anyone other than the authorized campus representative contacts ESRI, they will be referred to the GIS Specialty Center who will refer the caller to the appropriate campus representative.
Note: In most cases, your campus Technical Representative is one of the two people able to contact ESRI directly, but not in all cases. If not, he or she should know whom on campus to contact for assistance.
If you haven't received assistance following the procedures listed above, then email the same information regarding your problem to the GIS Specialty Center firstname.lastname@example.org. They will provide you with an answer, or obtain assistance from ESRI Technical Support for you.