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  • Business

    • When you install Microsoft software, you generally need to provide a Microsoft product key. Under Cornell University's Microsoft Campus Agreement, a technology called Key Management Service (KMS)...
    • Acrobat Pro DC 2019 requires an individual (Named-User) license. If you had been using an earlier version of Acrobat Pro without a Named-User license, you will be prompted for sign-in at the...
    • Cornell University has an Enterprise Term License (ETLA) for the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan. Cornell staff and faculty with a documented business need may also receive access to the the...
    • This page provides information for Technical Service Providers (TSPs) about deploying Creative Cloud onto Cornell-owned computers. If you are not a Technical Service Provider, please see...
    • Members of the Cornell community can take advantage of several different licensing programs for Adobe products. Some of these programs are available at no cost; others have a fee associated with...
    • What is Creative Cloud All Apps Plan? Creative Cloud is Adobe's suite of creative software, which includes the latest versions of products like Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator,...
    • Cornell University has renewed our Campus Agreement with Microsoft to provide the Desktop Bundle for all computers owned by Cornell University. Full overview of the Microsoft Campus...
    • This information relates only to Office 365 ProPlus installations of Office (which allows Cornell faculty, students, and staff to install Office on up to five personally owned devices)....
    • Microsoft Academic Select is a software purchasing agreement that provides Cornell faculty and staff access to most Microsoft software not covered under our Microsoft Campus Agreement Site License...
    • The Microsoft Campus Agreement is a site license which covers many popular Microsoft products at Cornell University.  Products covered by the Campus Agreement can be downloaded at no cost by...
    • Members of the Cornell community have several technical support resources available for Microsoft products. Technical Support from CIT CIT currently provides free technical support...
    • Faculty and staff at Cornell University are eligible for several different options for Microsoft Office. Some of these options are available at no cost, while others require payment of a licensing...
    • Students at Cornell University are eligible for several different options for Microsoft Office. Some of these options are available at no cost, while others require payment of a licensing fee....
    • Under the Campus Desktop Agreement site license, Cornell University staff, faculty, and affiliates can download Microsoft Office Professional Plus for Windows and Microsoft Office Standard for...
    • All current Cornell faculty and staff can download and install the latest version of Microsoft Office on up to five computers or devices. The Office ProPlus license remains active until you...
    • Thanks to Cornell's campus agreement with Microsoft, Cornell students can download and install, free: Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows, which is supported on Windows 7, Windows 8, and...
    • Many people will find that they can work with PDFs using only free tools, although some advanced features can only be found in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Acrobat Reader is a free download from...

    Database and Business Intelligence

    • FileMaker is a cross-platform relational database application that allows advanced database design with a drag-and-drop interface. The manufacturer is FileMaker, Inc.  CU Software...
    • Cornell University has a site license for most Oracle database products. The Oracle license is maintained by CIT Information Systems. For details about which products are covered, and how...
    • Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Tableau delivers fast analytics, visualization, and business intelligence. Cornell's license for Tableau is managed by the College of Arts...

    Graphics and Design

    • Cornell University has an Enterprise Term License (ETLA) for the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan. Cornell staff and faculty with a documented business need may also receive access to the the...
    • This page provides information for Technical Service Providers (TSPs) about deploying Creative Cloud onto Cornell-owned computers. If you are not a Technical Service Provider, please see...
    • Members of the Cornell community can take advantage of several different licensing programs for Adobe products. Some of these programs are available at no cost; others have a fee associated with...
    • What is Creative Cloud All Apps Plan? Creative Cloud is Adobe's suite of creative software, which includes the latest versions of products like Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator,...
    • Autodesk is a provider of 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. Autodesk Educational Licensing provides free access to nearly all of its products to students and instructors...
    • Install via Autodesk Educational Licensing (Students, Instructors, and IT Providers) The Autodesk Educational License is available to Cornell University students and instructors (including...

    KMS Activation

    • When you install Microsoft software, you generally need to provide a Microsoft product key. Under Cornell University's Microsoft Campus Agreement, a technology called Key Management Service (KMS)...
    • This page is intended for technical support providers and network administrators. If you're not one of those, you should talk to your TSP or net admin before proceeding. The concept behind the...
    • The Command Prompt in Windows is the command-line interface program that is used to execute some low-level software or issue commands directly to your computer. The interface is very similar to...
    • Use this table to find the correct Generic Volume License Key (GVLK) to use our Key Management Service (KMS) with the edition of Windows installed on your computer. You'll use the...
    • Under the Key Management Service (KMS), each installed product (Windows and Office) will attempt to check its own activation state on a regular schedule that looks like this: Install...
    • Cornell's site license for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Professional Plus provides unlimited licensing via our Key Management Service (KMS). This page provides instructions for technical...
    • This page is intended for technical support providers and network administrators. If you're not one of those, you should talk to your TSP or net admin before proceeding. The concept behind the...

    License Codes and Working with ISO Files

    • For sales made through the CU Software Online Order System The CU Software ordering system stores the product license codes and download information on the Order Information page for each...
    • Overview ISO is an industry-standard disk image format. ISO files are commonly referred to as "disk images." With appropriate software, you can use the ISO file to mount the image as a...

    Licensed Software for Faculty, Staff, and Students

    • Licensing for all software on this page is managed by Cornell Software Licensing Service, except for products marked with an asterisk (*). Licensing for those products is handled by someone other...
    • * Indicates that license management for the software is handled by someone other than Cornell Software Licensing. Clicking on the link may take you to the managing group's site....
    • If CU Software does not offer the software product that you need, you have several options: Check The Cornell Store to see if they offer a standard academic license for the product...

    Math and Science

    • For the latest information about Cornell's ChemDraw license, please see the ChemDraw page at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
    • Gurobi Optimizer is a state-of-the-art solver for mathematical programming. It includes programming solvers for many types of mathematical models, including linear, quadratic, mixed-integer, and...
    • These instructions are for the latest release, JMP Pro 14 for the 2018-19 license term. Installation of versions 10 through 13 uses the same procedure as the one shown here, except for the names...
    • Updates October 2017: We have activated Single Sign-On with MathWorks. When you register your license, you will use your standard Cornell credentials. Technical considerations have caused...
    • LabVIEW, by National Instruments, is a comprehensive development environment that provides engineers and scientists with wide-ranging integration and compatibility with scientific hardware...
    • Maple is an analytical computation software package and computer algebra system for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. It is manufactured by MapleSoft. News April 13, 2018: Maple 2018...
    • New Installation (Windows & Mac) Activation of Mathematica 8 or higher requires you to get an individual Activation Key from Wolfram Research, the manufacturer of Mathematica. If you...
    • Mathematica is a highly sophisticated computational software package developed by Wolfram Research. The current release, Mathematica 11, features a natural language interface with built-in...
    • Note to personnel at the Qatar campus: Cornell's MATLAB license does not currently cover personnel based in locations outside of the United States and its territories. This means that personnel at...
    • Some customers have reported that MATLAB for Windows will not allow updating to a new license term after the previous license has expired. A message window displaying "Deactivation Required" is...

    Operating Systems

    • When you install Microsoft software, you generally need to provide a Microsoft product key. Under Cornell University's Microsoft Campus Agreement, a technology called Key Management Service (KMS)...
    • Cornell University has renewed our Campus Agreement with Microsoft to provide the Desktop Bundle for all computers owned by Cornell University. Full overview of the Microsoft Campus...
    • Apple no longer offers educational licensing for macOS (previously Mac OS X).  macOS installers are no longer available from the Cornell Store or from CU Software....
    • The Microsoft Campus Agreement is a site license which covers many popular Microsoft products at Cornell University.  Products covered by the Campus Agreement can be downloaded at no cost by...
    • Members of the Cornell community have several technical support resources available for Microsoft products. Technical Support from CIT CIT currently provides free technical support...
    • In July 2010, Cornell University and Microsoft negotiated a Server Agreement to include most Microsoft server products, as an addendum to our existing Campus Agreement. This agreement was renewed...
    • Eligibility Cornell University has renewed our Campus Agreement with Microsoft to provide the Desktop Bundle for all computers owned by Cornell University. Full overview of the...
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an open-source operating system.  Cornell University has a contract with the vendor to automatically provide system updates and patches through a local RHEL...
    • If you have a RHEL 5 server using the Cornell site license, the only option is to upgrade to a newer version of RedHat or CentOS. The Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) Add-On for RHEL 5 is...
    • Before choosing an option for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7, you must check how the system receives its updates. To do this look in /etc/yum.conf for the key work 'baseurl':...
    • Dates important to holders of Red Hat license on campus: March 31, 2017: Red Hat retired Red Hat Enterprise 5 (RHEL5) July 30, 2017: Red Hat retired the Red Hat...

    Software Licensing Processes

    • CU Software uses a general set of criteria to determine whether or not it is in the best financial interest of Cornell University to centrally manage the license for a particular software title...
    • The price of software licenses varies depending on a number of factors, including how many licenses for a particular piece of software can be purchased, to take advantage of volume pricing....

    Statistical

    • These instructions are for the latest release, JMP Pro 14 for the 2018-19 license term. Installation of versions 10 through 13 uses the same procedure as the one shown here, except for the names...
    • New Install of Minitab 18 (Windows) Download the Minitab 2018-19 license file. You can find that on your online order confirmation page, under the Download Software link. For...
    • Installing SAS 9.4 for Microsoft Windows: Please be advised that SAS is a very complex piece of software. Installation is a multi-step, non-intuitive process. We strongly advise that you...
    • Install SPSS Statistics 24 or 25 (Windows) Note: SPSS Statistics 24 and 25 for Windows use a streamlined installer. The installation process is much simpler than earlier versions of...
    • JMP Pro is a graphical statistical analysis application, with a focus on exploratory analytics. JMP Pro is a product of The SAS Institute. The JMP Pro campus license is fee-based. JMP...
    • Minitab is an all-in-one statistical and graphical analysis software package for Windows. The current release of the full version of Minitab is version 18.1.0. Your Minitab license...
    • SAS is an extremely powerful statistical analysis tool with a long history and large user base. We are currently offering SAS 9.4 (TS1M5) for Windows and Linux. Components...
    • News August 24, 2017: SPSS Statistics version 25 is now available to all current subscribers to Cornell's SPSS license! We are in the process of adding the SPSS 25 authorization code...
    • This page contains information to update a license for JMP Pro versions 10 through 14. Please note that you cannot upgrade your version of JMP by applying a later version’s license file....
    • If you are not able to successfully update your license using the instructions below, please contact the IT Service Desk. SAS 9.4 First, get the SAS 2018-19 license file...

    Utilities/Security

    • Acrobat Pro DC 2019 requires an individual (Named-User) license. If you had been using an earlier version of Acrobat Pro without a Named-User license, you will be prompted for sign-in at the...
    • Fetch is a file transfer client for Macintosh. Fetch has had a presence at Cornell since the early 1990s, and was included with the original release of the Bear Access suite of network software....
    • Symantec Ghost is a tool used for disk imaging and deployment. CU Software Licensing offers maintenance licensing for this product. The latest release is version 3.2. Eligibility...

    Web and Development

    • The Microsoft Campus Agreement is a site license which covers many popular Microsoft products at Cornell University.  Products covered by the Campus Agreement can be downloaded at no cost by...
    • Cornell University has a site license for most Oracle database products. The Oracle license is maintained by CIT Information Systems. For details about which products are covered, and how...
    • Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Tableau delivers fast analytics, visualization, and business intelligence. Cornell's license for Tableau is managed by the College of Arts...