Managed Desktop Service via CONNECT - Oxford applications installer

What is the 'Oxford Applications Installer'?   

The Endpoint Device Management team in IT Services has developed the Oxford Applications Installer menu to allow people with a Windows computer managed by IT Services to install certain applications at their convenience, without needing to request them from their IT Support or having to arrange a specific time to install them.

How to use it

  1. Search via the Windows Start menu  for Oxford Application installer or open it from the icon in the system tray.

Image of Windows start menu

image of Windows system tray

  1. To install an application simply click on its icon or name in the installer menu and follow the prompts that appear.

Image of Oxford Applications Installer menu showing applications for install

  1. Once the installation is complete any icons to run the program will appear on the Start menu.

Some programs are available to all members of the department to install while some software will only be added to the menu on request, typically this will be because a licence must be purchased for it before it can be made available.

To find out what packages are available on computers that are using CONNECT, check the list of Applications on CONNECT PCs.

Laptop users

Laptop users can install applications from this menu while disconnected from the network.


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