New client software for ASU employee computers

Computing Services will be migrating all ASU employee computers to a new management server the week of 6/25/12. The management server, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (or SCCM 2012) is the system that is used to push all Windows updates, software updates, and new applications. You may get a popup notification that new software is being installed. No reboot will be required.

A new feature of SCCM 2012 is the Software Center, where Computing Services can publish optional installs of software, such as Office 2010. Rather than calling the HelpDesk when you would like to install software, you can install it yourself from the Software Center. Only programs we have built and tested will show up in the Software Center. Right now there are only a few programs listed, but we hope to offer more self-installable programs in the future. We welcome suggestions if there are programs you would like to see there!

After your computer has received the update to the new server you can find the Software Center by going to Start > All Programs > Microsoft System Center 2012 > Software Center.

If you have any questions please contact the ASU Helpdesk at x7741 or contact us via email at

Thank you,

Computing Services