Software Center - getting programs & updates from off-campus

Laptop users may wish to install software or updates using Software Center while they are not on-campus. You can use the steps in this article to ensure you have the latest updates and software advertisements.

  1. Ensure you have a working connection to the internet. 
  2. Connect to the UWM VPN. You can use the instructions at the link to install & connect to the VPN if you have not installed the VPN already.
  3. Open the Control Panel and set "View by" to either Large or Small icons
  4. Click the Configuration Manager icon
  5. In the Configuration Manager Properties Window, go to the Actions tab
  6. Select Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle and click Run now. Wait at least 5 minutes before proceeding.
  7. Open your Software Center and check for new updates and programs. You should see all the latest software & updates available to your computer.

Keywords:software, center, windows, install, update, patch, vpn   Doc ID:68158
Owner:JJ S.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-10-31 15:53 CDTUpdated:2016-11-10 15:28 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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