Self-Service and Software Center

Software available to members of the department can be installed through Software Center in Windows, and Self-Service on macOS (coming soon).

If you do not see a piece of software available you are looking to use, or you would like to purchase new software, please submit a help request.

How to use Software Center in Windows

Windows workstations have Software Center installed on their computers. It can be used to install commonly requested programs like Adobe Acrobat DC without admin credentials. Here is what it looks like:

Software Center main page

Step-by-step guide

  1. Close all other applications especially Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  2. Open Software Center from your Start Menu in the bottom left of your Desktop (you can hit the Windows key [⊞ Win]) then search for it under Microsoft System Center, or simply start typing 'Software' on your keyboard.
    Software Center Start menu
  3. In Software Center click on the "Applications" tab.
  4. Select the software you want to install, or search for it by name in the upper-right.
  5. Click Install.
  6. Once you do that, you can close software center and do something else. 

If the install fails, restart the computer and reopen the software center. Then click on the “Installation status” tab and click the Retry button.

See also: ITS Knowledgebase article on Software