Instructions to Use Enterprise GeodatabasesĀ from GENESIS in ArcGIS Desktop

1. In the Catalog Tree, right-click on the Folder Connections item

2. Select Connect to Folder…


3. In the Folder field, enter:




4. Click OK

Now just use the “.sde” connection files that show up as you would any other geodatabase. These connection files are preset to use “Windows Authentication” which means that the user account you are logged in to your workstation as (or alternatively, the user you run ArcGIS as) is the user you will connect to the database as. Your access permissions are set by the owner of the enterprise geodatabase to which you are connecting. Please see your Service-Request Coordinator or alternate IT contact regarding access to additional content, subject to approval by the geodatabase owner.