Software Distribution Center ( for personal or off-domain computers

A VPN connection is required for software that needs to contact our license servers, if off-campus or off-domain. Please see Important License Information on each set of instructions.
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Michigan Tech IT maintains a web-based Software Distribution Center that allows active faculty, staff, and students to download software that is licensed for use on their personally-owned computers. Only active faculty/staff and actively enrolled students can log in with their use their Michigan Tech account name and password. Incoming students will have access starting Orientation Week of the semester in which they are actively-enrolled. Alumni or former employees do not have access.

Please visit Microsoft software for personal computers for more information regarding specific Microsoft products available for current students, staff, and faculty.


Please read instructions, before downloading and installing software.

Name, Version, Vendor, and Category: General information about the software

Platforms: Operating system(s) on which the software will run

Expiration: Expiration date of the license. You may need to renew your license annually, if it expires each year.

Description, Distribution, and Restrictions: Information for who can download install the software and where to access the download

Media Download: How to access the software download. Some downloads are shared through Google Drive, which will require you to login using your Michigan Tech email address. If you get an error that you do not have access to the Google Drive, please make sure you sign out of any other Gmail accounts or switch to your Michigan Tech email address at
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Installation Instructions: Please be sure to read and follow the instructions here carefully and in order. You will also get information regarding if the download is very large and receive a WARNING message in this section, if you notice that it is taking a long time to download. If it is a large download, then the installation will take some time, as well. For example, Matlab will often take several hours to download, then several hours to install.

Important License Information: Information regarding the license. A VPN connection is required for some software, such as NX, in order to access campus license servers. If the VPN is required, you will see: Important License Information: This installation requires communication with the campus license server in order to run the software. In order to contact the license server you must establish a VPN connection to campus.​​​​​​
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