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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Receiving software updates and applications for installation

We maintain the security of your Calvin-owned office computer by requiring and recommending software updates and patches. While some of these changes run without disrupting your work, others may require your input and restarting your computer.


When SCCM pushes a system or software update or patch to your computer that needs action on your part you should see the Software Center dialog box

Software Center

Here, you have the option to view the updates, apply them now, or to wait until after business hours. You can also delay and have SCCM remind you later and set whether or not your computer will restart automatically if the update requires it.

Install Applications and Configure your work schedule

You can access the SCCM configuration settings by opening Software Center from Start > All Programs > Microsoft System Center > Configuration Manager > Software Center


  • If a software title has been made available for your computer, you can install it by selecting the title from the Available Software tab and clicking Install
  • The Installation Status tab will show you the status of software to be installed on your computer
  • To view a list of software you have installed from SCCM, click the Installed Software tab. You may see specific software or updates listed here.
  • You can specify the Software Center configuation settings for your computer on the Options tab. Here, you can specify your work hours so SCCM will know to install updates outside of your typical work hours so as not to disrupt your work.
If you have any questions please contact the CIT HelpDesk at x6-8555