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How To Install Software on a Macintosh

Software from the App Store or with an installer ending in .pkg will need administrator authorization to install, and you will not be able to install this software on your computer.

The IT team can evaluate and make software available through the "Managed Software Center" self-service application. Please contact the helpdesk ( if there is software you would like the IT team to evaluate for availability.

To install available software, open the Applications folder. You can find the Applications folder under the "Go" menu in the Finder:


In the Applications folder, look for "Managed Software Center"

Once Managed Software Center is open, click the small "Install" button under the title you would like installed:

When it has finished installing, the Install button will change to a "Remove" button.

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