Information Technologies - Computers, Printing, and Software

Managed Software Center for Mac

Managed Software Center for Mac

Mac computers managed by UW Bothell IT have the Managed Software Center (MSC). MSC enables you to install and update both Apple system software and third party software such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Remote Desktop, Mozilla Firefox, and other pre-installed software.

On this page you can find:

 


Using Managed Software Center While Off Campus:

If you are off campus, please connect to Husky OnNet before proceeding to the next step.

 


Launching Managed Software Center on your Mac

  • You can launch MCS from your Dock by clicking on the MCS icon
    • MCS icon:manage software center logo of a bin holding three writing utensils
  • You can also locate the program in the Applications folder and launch from there.

Mac Applications folder view with an orange square around the managed software center icon

 


How to Install Software with Managed Software Center

  • After Managed Software Center is launched, you can navigate to the Software section by clicking the Software icon on the top toolbar. There you can view the available software for install.

 


How to Update your Software with Managed Software Center

  • After Managed Software Center is launched, you can navigate to the update section by clicking the updates icon on the toolbar.

  • If there is an update, it will be listed under the updates section (shown below as an example). Some updates may require you to log out or restart the system, be sure to save your current work or connect to a power source (for MacBook computer)  before applying any software update.

managed software center window showing what updates are available. displaying mozilla firefox, skype, and microsoft remote desktop as available updates.

  • Click update all to begin the process (shown below as an example).

managed software center window showing the installation screen with shows a progress bar and how many installs remain.

  • The screenshot below shows the updates are completed and that all of your software is up to date.

managed software center window showing that all updates have been completed and that all software is up to date.

If you have more questions or need further assistance, please email uwbit@uw.edu