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Self Service Software

A range of software can be installed on PSU-owned computers using the Self Service Software tool. You can find a list of available software at Free Software for PSU-Owned Computers. This tool cannot be accessed from lab computers.

Installing Self Service Software

Installations can take anywhere from several minutes to several hours to complete, depending on file size.


  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select All Programs.
  3. Open Self Service Software.
  4. In the Available Software tab, check the boxes beside the programs you want to install.
  5. Select the Install Selected button.
  6. Wait for the program to appear in the Installation Status tab and begin installing.
    Note: Once a program moves to the Installation Status tab, it will remain there permanently and disappear from the Available Software tab.


  1. Open Finder.
  2. Select Applications.
  3. Open Self Service.
  4. Enter your Odin username and password.
  5. Select Run/Install for each program you want to install from the list of available software
    Note: The status of each current installation will appear in the status bar at the top of the window. To see a list of queued installations, select the button with the downward arrow in the upper right corner of the window.

Further Resources

To see a list of software currently installed on lab computers, visit Software Locations.

Contact the Helpdesk for additional assistance.