How do I install software on an MSU Denver Mac computer using Self Service?


The Self Service feature includes University licensed software; free supported software, system updates/patches, and maintenance utilities.

Some examples of the University licensed software are Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Read & Write.

Some examples of the free supported software include Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, browser add-ons such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, Oracle Java, and other software such as iTunes, VLC, Tableau Reader, and FileZilla.

Some examples of maintenance utilities are tools to run diagnostics and fixes such as check disk and disk permission repair.

Before you begin...

Some software may require access to the MSU Denver GlobalProtect service for licensing. For more information on GlobalProtect, please see What is GlobalProtect? For help connecting the GlobalProtect client, please see How do I connect to GlobalProtect via the client?


  1. Open Spotlight.

  2. Search for "Self Service" and open the app with the MSU Denver logo.

    Note: If you do not have the app installed on your MSU Denver computer, please contact the ITS Service Desk.

**Please note that the software listed in your Self Service may not match the above software list. 

  1. In Self Service, use the search bar to look for your desired app (you can also scroll through the list to locate it).

  2. Once you've found the app you're looking for, click the Install button. 


You have now begun the installation of software from Self Service on your MSU Denver owned and managed Mac.  Note that different apps will have different installation times, and some may require you restart your computer.


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