Microsoft Office 2013 is available for all faculty and staff to self-install on University-issued Windows computers. This installation method is highly recommended because it lets you choose when to install, based on your schedule.
We recommend starting the installation before going to lunch or at the end of the day. The installation can take up to 45 minutes to complete. It runs in the background, but it might need to restart your computer.
Before following these steps, please make sure that all Microsoft Office applications are closed and the computer is connected to the UMES network, preferably with a wired connection. You may want to print these directions for reference during the installation.
Step 1: Open the UMES Application Catalog
From any web browser, connect to the site http://umessccm12/CMApplicationCatalog/#/SoftwareLibrary/AppListPageView.xaml
You may be prompted to log in. If you are, please type your full UMES email address in the User Name field and then type your password.
Figure 1- Firefox authentication window
Once logged in, the Application Catalog will open. You should see "Welcome, UMESuser" in the top right corner. Figure 2 shows a detail of the window top right and Figure 3 shows the full window.
Figure 2 - Detail to show the logged in user
Figure 3 - The application catalog
Step 2: Start the installation
If there is more than one application listed, click Microsoft Office Pro Plus to highlight it and then click the install button. See figure 4.
Figure 4 - Click the Install button
You'll be asked if you're sure that you want to install the application, as shown in Figure 5. At this point, please double-check that you've closed all Office applications, especially Microsoft Outlook.
Figure 5 - Are you sure?
Next, the installer will check to make sure that your computer will run Microsoft Office 2013, as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6 - Evaluation stage
If the installation does not start, please log into the Web Help Desk (https://help.umes.edu) and create a help request. Please select Employee Computing – Software Application for the request type. In the required Desktop Software field, select Office 2013 Suite to route your ticket correctly. Please see Figure 7 for an example.
Figure 7 - Sample Web Help Desk request
You will be notified in the Application Catalog when the installation starts, as shown in Figure 8.
Figure 8 - Installation has started
If the installation returns an error, please log into the Web Help Desk (https://help.umes.edu) and create a help request. Please select Employee Computing – Software Application for the request type. In the required Desktop Software field, select Office 2013 Suite to route your ticket correctly. Figure 9 shows a sample error. Please be aware that all error messages will not look exactly like the one in Figure 9.
Figure 9 - Sample installation error
Step 3 (Optional): Check the installation status
Quick check: Click the arrow to show the hidden icons and then move your mouse pointer over the one that looks like a drive with a green line over it. The status of the installation will pop up, as shown in Figure 10.
Figure 10 - Quick installation status check
Detailed Installation Status:
- On the Start Menu, select All Programs > Microsoft System Center 2012 > Configuration Manager > Software Center (see Figure 11)
Figure 11 - Open the Software Center
- In the Software Center, select the Installation Status tab. The installation status will be displayed. When it has finished, the status will change to "Installed." See Figure 12.
Figure 12 - Software Center > Installation Status