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  2. Oxford Application Installer
  3. Licensed & Other Applications
  4. Web Browser Extensions
  5. Further Information

A range of applications are available for use on CONNECT workstations, some of which are detailed on this page. Please contact the Service Desk if you have any further questions. All software and hardware requests should go through IT Services Purchasing.

Pre-installed Applications

The following software is pre-installed on managed staff desktops:

Adobe Flash Player Java 8 (JRE Runtime 1.8)
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016
Adobe Shockwave Player Microsoft OneDrive
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client (laptops only) Microsoft Silverlight
Foundry Sterling Fonts Sophos Endpoint Agent
Internet Explorer 11  

Oxford Applications Installer

A wide range of additional free or site-licensed software is available for self-installation at any time using the Oxford Application Installer. This includes:

7-Zip iTunes
Adobe Creative Cloud Application Manager KeePass
Adobe Digital Editions Kofax (formerly Nuance) Power PDF Advanced
Audacity Microsoft Teams
Citrix Receiver Notepad++
EndNote PuTTY SSH Client
Filezilla Skype for Business 2016
FireFox Browser Tableau Reader
GIMP VLC Media Player
Google Chrome  

Licensed and Other Applications

Many other applications are available, but typically require a license to be provided or purchased before installation. Please submit an application installation request so that we can advise you on availability and licensing requirements.

Adobe Licensing

Adobe Creative Cloud products are licensed on an annual subscription basis through Adobe's VIP scheme. A full list of the applications and pricing is available from the software shop. Per-user licenses will be ordered and assigned to your Oxford email address. After you have ordered a Creative Cloud application you will need to create an Adobe ID with your Oxford email address as your username in order to use the software.

Adobe Captivate 9, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements are available under the Adobe CLP perpetual licensing scheme which do not need to be renewed.

Please order all software, including Adobe licenses, through our purchasing form to ensure that licenses are bought against the correct Adobe account numbers.

Web Browser Extensions

You are free to install add ins/extensions within your browser, you should not require admin rights to do this. Active X controls (for Internet Explorer) do need administrative rights to install, please contact the Service Desk if you require this and we will review any security implications before installing them.

Please be aware that updates to browsers may render certain add ins unusable or unstable. If you are experiencing problems with your browser and you have installed add ins you should try running your browser in safe mode to see if an installed add ins is causing the problem. If your browser runs correctly in safe mode you should disable the addins one by one to determine which one has caused the problem.

Internet Explorer: Click start – in the search box type “iexplore.exe –extoff” without the quotes and hit enter.

Firefox: Open Firefox as normal. Click the 'Menu' icon, click 'Help' and select 'Restart with Add-ins disabled.

Chrome: Open chrome and click the 'Menu', then 'More Tools' and 'Extensions'. Uncheck all the extensions listed and then restart the browser.

Further Information

Written by IT Services. Latest revision 1 April 2020