Site Licensed Software


OSU maintains a variety of software licenses.  The majority of the software may be installed via the web, by logging into our server over the campus network. Detailed information on each software package and online request forms are available by clicking on the links below.

Legal use of all software by OSU departments, faculty, staff and students is essential, so please make sure you are familiar with the license restrictions for any of the software below that is installed on your computer(s).  By downloading the software, you agree to have read and understand the 'Licensing and Restrictions' listed for this software.

If you experience difficulty downloading the above software, you may come to the OSUware Kiosk at the OSU Computer Helpdesk in the Valley Library and transfer software to a CD or USB flash drive on demand. Support for these products is provided by the OSU Computer Helpdesk.

OSUware: Free Antivirus & Remote Access Software


You will need a valid ONID account login in order to download VPN software. Oregon State University has provided some recommendations for anti-virus software which can be install on personal computers. If you want software installed on your departmental (work) computer, please talk with your IT group which can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/support/dca-list.

free antivirus and remote access software

If you experience difficulty downloading the above software, you may come to the OSUware Kiosk at the OSU Computer Helpdesk in the Valley Library and transfer software to a CD or USB flash drive on demand.

Support for these products is provided by the OSU Computer Helpdesk.

Software Server - Softdist

The OSU Site License Software Distribution Server (\\softdist.science.oregonstate.edu) may be accessed at http://my.science.oregonstate.edu/view/software.

Make sure you have been given access rights by Software Licensing before you attempt to download and install software. Please fill out the order form for this software if you have not done so already.

Click on the link below to install the various Esri programs. You can run the installation from the server or save the installation file to your computer and run it from there. If your browser asks whether you want to open or save the download application file, click on the save file button! If you have any firewall software running, you may need to turn it off before downloading from the server.

If you are downloading from off-campus (or from outside the OSU network), you will need to make sure you have VPN installed and running. Please go to the VPN page for details and installation information.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you leave the university, you must remove all site-licensed software from your personal computers.  Any valid licenses on your work computers may be transferred to another employee. 

Accessing the Software Distribution Server - SoftDist from a Windows Environment

Please note that access from off campus will require a Oregon State University VPN connection.

  • Click on the Start Menu button and type in \\softdist.science.oregonstate.edu\SW in the white search/run box.
    search box
  • Press enter and the TSS-SoftStore server will open.
    TSS-SoftStore Server

Accessing the Client Services - SoftStore Server from a MacOS X Environment

Please note that access from off campus will require a Oregon State University VPN connection.

  • Click on the Go menu and select Connect to Server.
    Go menu, connect to server
  • Type in smb://tss-softstore.tss.oregonstate.edu and click the Connect button.
    Click Connect
  • Type in your domain\username, your password, and click the Connect button.
    enter your domain and username and password
  • Select the Mac volume from the list and click the OK button.
    select the Mac volume
  • You should now see the Mac volume and all available Mac software.
    Mac software is available to download

Troubleshooting

If you have difficulties accessing this server or obtaining the software you need please contact Software Licensing.

 

 


Software Server - Softstore

The SoftStore Server (tss-softstore.tss.oregonstate.edu) is managed by Client Services and currently hosts some of the site-licensed software available to Oregon State University students, staff, and faculty. If the software you are attempting to find is not available on the SoftStore Server you may find it on the OSU Site License Software Distribution Server (\\softdist.science.oregonstate.edu) at http://my.science.oregonstate.edu/view/software. Access to the Software Servers is based on security groups applied to your particular account.

Accessing the Client Services - SoftStore Server from a Windows Environment

Please note that access from off campus will require a Oregon State University VPN connection.

  • Click on the Start Menu button and type in \\TSS-SoftStore.tss.oregonstate.edu in the white search/run box.
    search box
  • Press enter and the TSS-SoftStore server will open.
    TSS-SoftStore Server

Accessing the Client Services - SoftStore Server from a MacOS X Environment

Please note that access from off campus will require a Oregon State University VPN connection.

  • Click on the Go menu and select Connect to Server.
    Go menu, connect to server
  • Type in smb://tss-softstore.tss.oregonstate.edu and click the Connect button.
    Click Connect
  • Type in your domain\username, your password, and click the Connect button.
    enter your domain and username and password
  • Select the Mac volume from the list and click the OK button.
    select the Mac volume
  • You should now see the Mac volume and all available Mac software.
    Mac software is available to download

Troubleshooting

If you have difficulties accessing this server or obtaining the software you need please contact the Server Support Group (SSG) at 541-737-4710.