Using Software Center to install or update packages

On Tier 1 and 2 systems, Software Center provides a self-service mechanism to install or update select software packages bundled by the CAT. This service is only available to systems designated as “single-user desktops”.  Multi-user computers, such as those in computer labs, will not provide this functionality for end-users.

Quick Intro

  • Go to Software Center – you can run it by using the search box on the bottom tool bar.
  • Select the Applications tab on the left sidebar.
  • Locate the application you want to install or the update you want to apply
  • Double click on it to start the process.
  • An terminal window may appear briefly during the install.
  • Depending on the software, you may be prompted for a reboot after the installation is over.

Details using screenshots

These following sequence of screen shots show a user installing a new version of Microsoft Office 2019 using Software Center. This process is representative of other software installs or updates through Software Center.

Running software center by typing command name into search box
software center with application tab selected
software center with application selected
software center installation terminal window
software center showing software installation in progress
software center displays restart request
Windows restart driven by software center