Software Distribution

To keep Towson University computers up to date, the Office of Technology Services can add or update software on your TU-owned computer without requiring administrative access.

Faculty and staff can get updates and perform installations on their TU-owned computers using Software Center for Windows or Self Service for Macs.

Windows Computers

Software distribution to Windows computers is performed by Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). SCCM allows OTS to push Windows updates and software while providing self-initiated installations via Software Center.

Software Center allows you to add new programs and update software already installed on your TU computer. Follow the instructions on how to use Software Center to install applications on your computer (PDF).

Software Distribution is only available to campus computers that have the SCCM client installed. All Towson University Windows computers should automatically have the SCCM client installed. If you cannot locate Software Center on your computer, contact the OTS Faculty/Staff Help Center.

OTS can distribute new software applications to a group of TU-owned Window Computers. If you would like an application distributed to your team, department or lab, submit a TechHelp service request.

Mac Computers

Software distribution to Mac computers is performed by Jamf Pro. Jamf allows OTS to push new and updated software to Towson University Macs. It also allows for the automatic installation of Mac OS, Microsoft Office, and antivirus updates. Additionally, Jamf provides the Self Service app to Faculty and Staff who use Macs.

Self Service provides easy installation of applications from a central app on your Mac. Visit Mac Desktop Management Web page for details on how to use Self Service.

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