Installing software on LSA-managed Windows computers

A number of software titles are licensed and available for self-install on LSA managed Windows computers.


To install LSA software on a University Windows Computer. This is available as a self-serve feature on LSA managed Windows computers.


Windows 7, 10, WLMS, Software Center


Installing Available Software

All software in the list won't require Admin credentials; the majority won't require you to enter a separate license key.

  1. Click the Start Menu.
  2. Click, "Software Center"
  3. Find the program you wish to install from the Available Software list.
  4. Check the selection box for the programs you want to installed. You can install multiple programs at the same time.
  5. Click, "Install Selected" in the lower right of the window.
  6. When the program is ready to use, the status will turn to "Installed"
Make sure you are connected to the U-M network before proceeding any further.

Instructional Video:

Installing Software Updates

Updates are scheduled and installed automatically. If you wish to see the upcoming updates and when they will be installed. The information is available on the, "Installation Status" tab.

  1. Click the Start Menu.
  2. Click, "Software Center."
  3. Click the second tab, "Installation Status."
  4. Under "Status", it will say when the program is schedule to be updated.
  5. If you want to force an update sooner, choose an update and click, "Install" from the lower right.

Common Issues

I Don't See The Program I Want To Install

The program might not be available for self-install. Please check the ITAM Software Licensing site for software availability then LSA TS to request assistance installing.

The Program Finished Installing But I Can't Find The Program to Run

The computer might need a restart to finish the install.

I Can't Find Software Center On My Personal Computer

Software Center is only installed on LSA-built and managed computers. Please check the ITAM Software Catalog to see if there's a personal computing license available for the software you wish to have installed.

Additional notes

  • Some applications will be x86 or x64. Be sure to select the version that matches the version of Windows you are using. Not sure which version is on your computer? This help page from Microsoft contains instructions on finding out. For 32-bit systems, install x86 software. For 64-bit systems, choose x64.


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