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