Software Center: Install Programs

This article reviews how to install software on College devices. For personal devices, see Software for Personal Devices.

Before You Start, you will need the following:

  • a College computer
  • internet access

What is Software Center?

Note: Software Center is not available for personal computers.

Software Center allows Faculty and Staff to install commonly used, College-provided software on College computers.

screenshot of the mac software center overlayed on the windows software centerLeft: Windows, Right: macOS

How to use Software Center



Troubleshooting: Windows

If some software is missing, you may need to complete a policy retrieval to refresh your computer's connection to Software Center:

  1. Close Software Center
  2. Press the key on your keyboard
  3. Type in and click on Control Panel
  4. In the top-right, click View by and change the drop-down menu to Small icons
  5. Click Configuration Manager
    windows control panel with an arrow pointing to configuration manager
  6. Click the Actions tab
  7. Select Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle
    configuration manager window with the policy retrieval listing highlighted
  8. Click Run Now
  9. Wait 5 minutes
  10. Reopen Software Center


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440 | Library and Help Desk hours
Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor