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Software Center is used to distribute applications to Missouri State University owned computers joined to the Missouri State domain.

To open Microsoft Software Center:

    • In Window 10, click the Start Button and type Software Center or click All Apps, expand the Microsoft System Center folder to find Software Center.
    • In Windows 8 and 8.1, the Start Menu has a tile for the Software Center. You may have to right click and select All Apps and look for it under Microsoft System Center 2012. 
    • In Windows XP, Vista, and 7, you can access the Software Center by navigating to Start All Programs Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

Step-by-step guide

The Applications tab will display list of available applications to install.
The Installation Status tab will show the process of installing or uninstalling an application.
The Installed Software tab will be a list of applications that have been installed via the Software Center.

Depending on whether you want to install or uninstall a particular program, scroll down the the relevant section.


  1. Click on the software you wish to install.

  2. Click Install to begin the download and installation process. There can be some delay here.

    Some Applications have multiple components that need to be installed (ex. Adobe Creative Suites). Each component may prompt for a reboot.

    Some Applications may show additional windows during the installation process. (ex. Microsoft Office 2016)

    After a reboot, there will be a delay before Software Center becomes available, as services for Software Center are starting.

  3. If the computer must be restarted, you will be prompted to do so.

  4. Congratulations! Your application will now appear in Application Status as Installed.


  1. Click Installation Status tab on the left.

  2. To uninstall listed software, select the software and click Uninstall in the lower right corner.

  3. Congratulations! Your application has been uninstalled from System Center!

For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk