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HOW TO: Accessing the Software Repository from Your Mac
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What is the Software Repository The software repository is the drive where all of the software that Clemson has available is stored. Go to this linkfor a full list of available software:http://www.clemson.edu/ccit/softwareapplications/software/licenses/index.html. Although some software can be downloaded by any Clemson user, many software packages are designated for specific college or group use. The following instructions are for accessing the software repository for a Mac Computer. Off Campus Access of the Repository The repository can be reached in a number of different ways depending on your location and circumstances.Accessing the software repository while off campus requires that you have the VPN client installed and configured. If you do not have this installed, you can install it from cuvpn.clemson.edu. If you are off campus connect to the Clemson VPN server now. Accessing the Software Repository To access the software repository, click on the Finder Icon on your dock. Select the Go Menu on the top menu bar then select Connect to Server. Click the address bar and enter in smb://software.clemson.edu/gs05/software without the quotation marks then click Connect. Select Registered user and type in your Clemson username and password. Then click Connect to connect to the software repository. If you see a window similar to the one below, then you have successfully connected to the software repository. Once in the Repository Scroll down until you find the software that you would like to install. 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. Doubleclick the folder and you will see a subfolder for each operating system. 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. Double click on the Mac folder and then Office2011SP2. Then select the Office2011SP2.dmg file to install Office 2011 for Mac on your machine. If you have further questions or need assistance please contact the help desk via ITHELPclemson.edu or 8646563494.