Microsoft Software Center Tutorial


Software Center is a part the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) that is installed on most St. Lawrence University desktops and laptops running Microsoft Windows.  Software Center shows software that has been installed, is available for install, as well as any Microsoft Updates that are required. In-place operating system upgrades and new operating deployments can also be made available through Software Center.


  • You can access Software Center from the Start Menu under Microsoft System Center 2012Configuration Manager, Software Center. You can also find it by typing Software Center in the search box.
  • When Software Center opens, you will have a list of available software under the Available Software tab
    • Note: You can select one or more applications and then click Install
  • The Installation Status tab will show the progress of the applications being installed
  • Once the installation is complete, the software will show under the Installed Software tab. At this point, you can close Software Center and launch your newly-installed application. Some software may require a reboot. You will be prompted for a restart if this is necessary.
    • Note: If the application does not install correctly, you will have an option to Reinstall under the Installation Status tab.


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