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Acquiring software for use on multiple PCs

Information for staff requiring the deployment/rollout of software products across multiple PCs

Where software needs to be deployed or ‘rolled out’ across a set of PCs or for a defined set of users, this can be done in any of/a combination of the following ways:

  1. It is added to the disk image that is used to configure the given set of PCs, so that it becomes available on the PCs when they are next refreshed with the latest image (‘re-imaged’).
  2. It is installed ‘ad hoc’ on each of the given set of PCs.
  3. Provided the software is available via a cloud service provider, it can be made available to a defined set of users, normally without any form of installation on University PCs.

For further information, select from the links below:

Adding software products to disk images for academic departments

Lists of software products currently included in each disk image/location:

Ad hoc software installations
Cloud products/Software-as-a-Service
Licence and Maintenance Agreement Purchase
Freeware