HOW TO: Access the Clemson Software Repository

 

How to access the Software Repository?

The software repository is the drive where all of the software that Clemson has available is stored. Check here for a full list of available software. Though some software can be downloaded by any Clemson user, many software packages are designated for specific college or group use.

 

To access the Software Repository from Windows 10, please follow the steps below:

First, open the folder in the taskbar and click on This PC. If the little caret (arrow) in the upper right hand corner is pointing down, click on it to make it point up so you can see the ribbon. If it is pointing up and you already see the ribbon, leave it alone.


Next, click on "Map network drive" at the top, then click "Map network Drive".


Enter "\\software.clemson.edu\software" (without the quotes) as the "Folder". Uncheck the box that says "Reconnect at logon" and check the box that says "Connect using different credentials". The Drive letter at the top does not matter (as long it is one not already visible in the "Computer" window, you will have a C: drive and possibly others). When this is all filled out, press "Finish" at the bottom.

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Enter your own Clemson username and password when prompted and then press "OK".

 

The software drive can now be accessed from "This PC" in the folder. It will be called "software" and associated with the letter you selected (R in this example). When you are finished, it will disconnect when you restart your computer or if you Right Click on it and select "Disconnect".

Once in the Repository

Scroll down until you find the software that you would like to install. Some applications that you will install will be divided into subfolders sorted by operating systems. For instance, scroll down until you see the Microsoft Site-Licensed folder. Double-click the folder and you will see a subfolder for each operating system.

 

For some applications, there will be a folder titled “Documentation” or a file named "readme". Certain programs will have important installation keys and notes in this folder, so it is good practice to read the files in this folder before starting an installation.


To temporarily see the file extensions for the files in the folders, click on the View tab, and then click "File name extensions".  (You can turn this off later if you do not need it.)


Lastly, to install a piece of software look for one of the files that say include the word Install or Setup and have a file extension of .exe or .vbs.

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In this example, to install the software double click on “CU_Install.vbs” and follow the on screen instructions. If you do not see an .exe or .vbs file that seems to be the installer, then you may need to refer back to the “Documentation” folder or one of the text files mentioned earlier. 

To access the Software Repository from Windows 7, please follow the steps below:

First, open the Start Menu and click on "Computer".

 

Next, click on "Map network drive" at the top.

 

Enter "\software.clemson.edusoftware" (without the quotes) as the "Folder". Uncheck the box that says "Reconnect at logon" and check the box that says "Connect using different credentials". The Drive letter at the top does not matter (as long it is one not already visible in the "Computer" window, you will have a C: drive and possibly others). When this is all filled out, press "Finish" at the bottom.

 

 

Enter your own Clemson username and password when prompted and then press "OK".


 

The software drive can now be accessed from "Computer" in the Start Menu. It will be called "software". When you are finished, it will disconnect when you restart your computer or if you Right Click on it and select "Disconnect".

 

 

Once in the Repository

 Scroll down until you find the software that you would like to install. Some applications that you will install will be divided into subfolders sorted by operating systems. For instance, scroll down until you see the Microsoft Site-Licensed folder. Double-click the folder and you will see a subfolder for each operating system.


For some applications, there will be a folder entitled “Documentation” or a file named "readme". Certain programs will have important installation keys, notes, and installation instructions in this folder, so it is good practice to read the files in this folder before starting an installation. 

 

Lastly, to install a piece of software look for one of the files that say include the word Install or Setup and have a file extension of .exe or .vbs.  Double click on it. If you do not see an install file, then you may need to refer back to the “Documentation” folder or one of the text files mentioned earlier.

  

Mac

To access the Software Repository from a Mac, please follow the steps below:

  1. The Software Repository is a drive where ALL of the software that Clemson has available is stored. Although some software can be downloaded by any Clemson user, many packages are designated for a specific college or group use.
  2.  Accessing the software repository while off campus requires that you have the VPN client installed and configured. You can install it from cuvpn.clemson.edu. If you are off campus connect to the Clemson VPN server now.
  3. Click on the Finder Icon in your dock.
  4. From the Menu bar at the very top of your screen, click Go.
  5. Choose Connect to Server from the drop-down menu (Command+K)
  6. Highlight the address bar and enter in smb://software.clemson.edu/software
  7. And then click Connect.
  8. Select Registered User and enter your Clemson username and password.
  9. Again click Connect to connect to the software repository.
  10. If you see a window with several folders, then you have successfully connected to the software repository.
  11. Once you are in the Repository, scroll down until you find the software that you would like to install.
    NOTE: Most applications that you will install will be divided into subfolders sorted by operating systems. For instance, scroll down until you see the Microsoft Office folder. Double-click the folder and you will see a subfolder for each operating system.
  12. Notice the folder entitled Documentation. Certain programs will have important installation keys and notes in this folder, thus it is good practice to read the files in this folder before starting an installation.
  13. For example, double click on the Microsoft Office folder and then select Mac to find each version available

 

If you have further questions or need assistance please contact the help desk via ITHELP@clemson.edu or 864-656-3494.

 

 

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