To help protect the University from ransomware and other intrusions, administrator access on all university-issued computers will be limited. This includes devices used remotely. 
For most regular use and access, you will not notice any difference. However, if you try to update or install software that is not part of the software center, you will be prompted for administrator credentials. At which time you would need to reach out to the Technology Support Center for assistance.

Software Center is a new and convenient self-service software installation method. This service will allow users to upgrade to the latest software versions without having to contact Technology Support Center. Many of your common and most used applications have been pre-installed into Software Center for downloading or upgrades at your convenience. 

While connected to the campus network, you can access the Software Center by typing "Software Center" in the search box on your Windows task bar. Additional instructions below: 

  • Open the Start menu.
  • Type "Software Center".
  • Click and Open the Software Center application from the results list. 
For more information on the Software Center, visit the Software Center Webpage. 

While connected to the campus network, you can access the Software Center by typing "Software Center" in the search box on your Windows taskbar. Additional instructions below: 

  • Open the Start menu.
  • Type "Software Center".
  • Click and Open the Software Center application from the results list. 
If you try to update or install software that is not part of the software center, you will be prompted for administrator credentials. At which time you would need to reach out to the Technology Support Center for assistance.
Yes, these limitations will occur on ALL university issued Microsoft systems. Macs are not affected at this time.
No, this does not include Macs at this time. We will be making the same changes to Mac systems in the near future.
Faculty and staff that need specialized software installed that is not part of the software center, will need to contact the Technology Support Center for assistance with installing the software. If the software has never been approved through BPM12004, you will be directed to go through the IT Procurement Process. Your department’s IT Portfolio Relationship Manager is also available to provide additional assistance to faculty and staff to ensure their software needs can be taken care of effectively, while still ensuring we are very cautious about ransomware/malware threats.