Installing managed software on a Mac computer

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Summary

This article provides instructions on how to install new applications pushed through the Managed Software Center on Izzy managed LSA computers. The process of updating applications will also be addressed. 

Environment

  • macOS
  • Managed Software Center

Please note: You must be on a supported OS in order to install software or updates from the Managed Software Center. If you are not on the current OS or the 2 most recent version below the current OS you will not be able to install updates beyond any security updates/patches.

Directions

Some programs will require restarting your computer (this is usually noted in RED under the "Install" button), and others can only be installed while your computer is starting up. Please DO NOT turn off your computer while installing software or updates.

Installing Available Software

  1. Click the Block M in the Mac Menu Bar. 
  2. Click "Managed Software Center."
  3. Find the software title you want to install from the list and click "Install."
  4. The program will download and begin installing the program. You can install multiple apps at the same time.
  5. Once the "Install" button changes to "Installed." The software is ready to be used.


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Installing Pushed Applications or Optional Updates

LSA TS can 'push' software to your LSA Mac in cases where LSA Licensed Software doesn't show up on the software list in Managed Software Center.

  1. Click the Block M in the Mac Menu Bar
  2. Click "Managed Software Center".
  3. Click the "Updates" tab along the top.
  4. Managed Software Center will check in with the software server and find any applications that have been 'pushed' or sent for install.
  5. If everything on the list is okay to be installed, click the "Update All" button. Otherwise, some software can be installed separately or one at a time. Look for the individual "Install" buttons next to the item.
  6. The programs will download and begin installing the program.
  7. Once all the programs are installed, the main window will say that, "All software is up to date."


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Installing Software Updates

All software updates are done through Managed Software Center. Most of the time, Managed Software Center will check and inform you of pending updates, but you can manually force it to check as well:

  1. Click the Block M in the Mac Menu Bar.
  2. Click "Managed Software Center."
  3. Click the "Updates" tab along the top.
  4. Managed Software Center will check in with the software server and find any updates that are pending.
  5. Click "Update All" after reviewing all updates are good to be installed. Sometimes updates can be installed separately. Look for the individual "Install" buttons next them.
  6. The updates will download and begin installing.
  7. Once all the programs are installed, the main window will say that "All software is up to date."

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Article ID: 1487
Created
Tue 5/26/20 6:00 PM
Modified
Tue 12/19/23 2:28 PM

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