Updating macOS with Managed Software Center

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LSA Mac computers on an Operating System 10.13 and older need to be updated to 10.14 (Mojave) for security of the computer and the University of Michigan.


Instructions on how to use Managed Software Center to update macOS.


Mac, Apple, macOS 10.14+


  1. With any update, there is a small risk of data loss. Before performing updates, make sure all data is backed up and verified. For help with this, contact LSA Technology Services.
  2. Verify you are connected to the internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The update will usually take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour depending on internet connectivity.
  3. Launch the Managed Software Center application. This application can be accessed in two ways:
    • Click on the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner of your screen, type in “Managed Software Center” and hit enter.
    • OR Navigate to the “Applications” folder in Finder then double click the Managed Software Center application.
    • Do not do any update through the Mac App Store on University owned machines.
  4. Click on the "Updates" icon in the center of the grey bar at the top of the Managed Software Center application.
  5. Under “Other available updates” click the “+” button on the “Install macOS Mojave” option.
  6. Click on the “Update All” button in the upper right-hand corner of that window.
  7. Let the update run. The machine may restart a few times during this process. This is normal and is not a cause for concern.


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