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Installing Software Using the SCCM Client

Installing Required Software

If the software is required, you'll get notifications from Windows that software is required. 
  1. You can click on the notification, or click the up arrow by the clock (as pictured below)
    Tray Icon
  2. Click on the Software Box (above)
  3. Click on Open Software Center (below)
    Click to open
  4. Once the Software Center dialog comes up (it may take a moment), you can:
    Software Center Dialog
    • Click "Apply all required changes now" or "Apply all outside business hours" (above in green) then click OK
      -or-
    • Click View Details (above in red) to see what software is actually going to be installed
      • When the Software Center opens (below), you can see what programs are available to install
      • The Status column shows a required program's installation deadline. Please note, if an installation deadline is reached:
          • The software may be installed automatically at any time
          • If the installation requires a restart, you will have 90 minutes to do so or the computer will force one
      • You can check any program(s)/update(s) you want to install immediately and click the Install/Install Selected button
      • If you want to install the program(s)/update(s) later, you can check them, then click Schedule/Schedule Selected or simply close out of the Software Center windows.
Software Center

Installing Optional Software

To install optional software on Windows 8/8.1:
  1. Click the Start button
  2. Type "Software" (in Windows 8/8.1, there is no search box, just start typing)
  3. In the Search Results, click on Software Center
    Search Results
  4. Once the Software Center window opens, select the software you want to install by either:
    1. Click to highlight the program you want
    2. If you want to install multiple programs, check the boxes on the left of the programs you want
      Software Center, Optional Software
  5. Click the Install/Install Selected button. After a few moments, the status should update to show the installation process has begun
  6. You can close the Software Center at any time during the installation process, the installation will continue in the background
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