How do I install a software application or Windows update using Microsoft System Center/Software Center on a Lab Computer?

If a licensed software application is missing from a Lab Computer, you may use Microsoft System Center/Software Center to install it.

Accessing Microsoft System Center/Software Center:

  • Click on the Start button
  • Scroll down the software list to the "M’s"
  • Find the Microsoft System Center folder
  • Click on the folder to expand the folder
  • Click on System Center

Viewing a list of Licensed Software Applications Available to Install:

  • In the left-margin of System Center window, click on Applications
    • A list of available licensed software applications will be populated in the right window pane

  • Click on the software application to install
  • Click on the Install button
    • Most applications will perform a silent install with no additional prompts

  • Once the application has completed it’s installation, the Install button will change to Uninstall
  • When you are done installing software applications, close the Software Center window

Viewing Installed Software:

  • In the left-margin of System Center window, click on Installation Status
    • A list of installed software applications will be populated in the right window pane

How do I Install Windows Updates:

  • In the left-margin of System Center window, click on Updates
    • A list of available Windows Updates will be populated in the right window pane

  • You may select individual updates to install or to install all available updates, click on the Install All button located at the top-right of the right window pane

To Force an Update of Available Software Applications:

  • In the left-margin of System Center window, click on Options
  • In the right pane, click on the Computer maintenance header to expand the section
  • Click on the Sync Policy button

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