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HOW TO: Access the Software Repository from Windows 7
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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. Check herefor a full list of available software. Though some software can be downloaded by any Clemson user, many software packages are designated for specific college of group use. How to Access the Repository First, open the Start Menu and click on Computer. Next, click on Map network drive at the top. Enter gs05.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. 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 andldquoDocumentationandrdquo. 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 andldquoWinandrdquo folder and then the andldquoOffice 2007 Enterprise SP2andrdquo. Once in that folder scroll down until you see a file called andldquoREADME FIRST.txtandrdquo. In addition to the notes contained in the andldquoDocumentationandrdquo folder, many software packages will have some type of text file like this to tell you installation instructions specific to the software. Lastly, to install a piece of software look for one of the files named andldquoCUMETHOD.vbsandrdquo, where METHOD is replaced by the software name or type of install. Many software packages will have more than one of these files. To find the one you want, simply read the name of the file. For instance, in the Office 2007 folder you will see a package for the full install CUFullInstall.vbs, one for just Outlook CUOutlookOnly.vbs, and one for just the part of the office package that Clemson recommends CURecommendedInstaller.vbs. To install the software double click the andldquoCUMETHOD.vbsandrdquo file that you want to install and follow the on screen instructions. If you do not see a andldquoCUandrdquo file then you may need to refer back to the andldquoDocumentationandrdquo folder or one of the text files mentioned earlier. If you have further questions or need assistance please contact the help desk via ITHELPclemson.edu or 8646563494.