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.