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Adobe Acrobat

This software may be purchased on a per-seat basis from the TechStore at a substantial discount. See Botany IT for licensing and installation media. You may want to consider the various details about the Contractual Licensing Program (CLP) under which this software is available before purchasing one or more copies.

When purchasing the software, you don't need to purchase the media. You only need to purchase a license from the TechStore, which will generate an e-mail to you. Forward the e-mail to Botany IT and make arrangements to get the physical media and the relevant license key.

Helios Textpad

Textpad is a general purpose editor for plain text files. UW-Madison has a shared campus license for the software which lets us install it widely. The software can be downloaded directly from the Textpad website.

For more information about the license and its limitations, consult the Textpad page of the TechStore.

Microsoft Office 2003

Office 2003 for use on University-owned computers is site-licensed by the University. Installation of Office 2003 using departmental media onto student-owned or faculty/staff-owned computers is not permitted.

For Office 2003 CD-ROMs, see Botany IT.

Office 2003 can also be installed over the network from the Department's Software Repository.

Details about the 2010-2013 Campus Agreement with Microsoft may prove edifying if you're wondering about using the software for Work-At-Home purposes or other more unusual use-cases.

Microsoft Office 2007

Office 2007 for use on University-owned computers is site-licensed by the University. Installation of Office 2007 using departmental media onto student-owned or faculty/staff-owned computers is not permitted.

For Office 2007 CD-ROMs, see Botany IT.

Office 2007 can also be installed over the network from the Department's Software Repository.

Contact Botany IT to obtain the license key for activation after installation.

Details about the 2010-2013 Campus Agreement with Microsoft may prove edifying if you're wondering about using the software for Work-At-Home purposes or other more unusual use-cases.

Microsoft Office 2010

Office 2010 for use on University-owned computers is site-licensed by the University. Installation of Office 2010 using departmental media onto student-owned or faculty/staff-owned computers is not permitted.

For Office 2010 CD-ROMs, see Botany IT.

Office 2010 can also be installed over the network from the Department's Software Repository.

Office 2010 will attempt to activate on UW-Madison's Key Management Service (KMS). You will not need to enter a key when installing. The first time you launch the application, it will tell you that it is not activated (File -> Help). The second time you launch, it will have activated.

If you're installing this on a UW-owned computer that will not connect to the UW-Madison network at least once every six months, and will not connect to UW resources via VPN, you should activate using the UW-Madison's Multiple Activation Key (MAK). Please email licensing@doit.wisc.edu to get that key and instructions.

Details about the 2010-2013 Campus Agreement with Microsoft may prove edifying if you're wondering about using the software for Work-At-Home purposes or other more unusual use-cases.

Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 for use on University-owned computers is site-licensed by the University. Installation of Windows using departmental media onto student-owned or faculty/staff-owned computers is not permitted.

For Windows 7 DVDs, see Botany IT. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available.

Note: You must have a DVD drive in your computer to install this software. A regular CD-R or CD/RW drive commonly found in older computers will not suffice.

Details about the 2010-2013 Campus Agreement with Microsoft may prove edifying if you're wondering about using the software for Work-At-Home purposes, installing on a Mac running Parallels, or other corner cases.

Microsoft Windows Vista

See Botany IT if you need this software.

Microsoft Windows XP

Windows 7 for use on University-owned computers is site-licensed by the University. Installation of Windows using departmental media onto student-owned or faculty/staff-owned computers is not permitted.

Only a 32-bit version is available. See Botany IT to obtain the necessary CD-ROM and installation key.

Details about the 2010-2013 Campus Agreement with Microsoft may prove edifying if you're wondering about using the software for Work-At-Home purposes, installing on a Mac running Parallels, or other corner cases.

SecureCRT

SecureCRT is an excellent application for encrypted access to Linux and Unix systems from a Windows system. UW-Madison has a site license for SecureCRT. To download the software, access the TechStore's SecureCRT page and look for the appropriate download links.

SecureFX

SecureFX is an application for accessing both FTP and SFTP volumes from Windows. UW-Madison has a site license that permits use by all current students, faculty, and staff. To download the software, access the TechStore's SecureFX page and look for the appropriate download links.

Symantec AntiVirus (Endpoint Protection)

The University makes Symantec AntiVirus (currently known as Endpoint Protection) available for free to the University community. The downloads are hosted on a DoIT website. You will need a NetID to login and download the software.

WiscVPN

DoIT operates a campus-wide VPN service that can be used by anyone with a UW-Madison NetID. DoIT's web site has links to the necessary software and configuration files.




Keywords:symantec antivirus sftp securefx wiscvpn acrobat adobe securecrt helios textpad office windows microsoft   Doc ID:20010
Owner:Henry M.Group:Department of Botany
Created:2011-08-26 11:52 CDTUpdated:2015-08-24 14:47 CDT
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