Configuration Manager Software Catalog – Standard Programs to add

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One of the great functions in Configuration Manager 2012 is the Software Catalog. This allows your users to become self sufficient and stops them pestering the IT Department every time they want the latest version of Java Client installed!

So, apart from all your custom tools and programs, what should you have in your catalog as standard?

The answer to this question is probably going to be different for every company across the globe, but below are our recommendations for software that you should have in your Software Catalog with links to download them from their developers websites and where possible in MSI format.

ADOBE

Adobe Reader XI
Adobe Flash Player 13
Adobe Shockwave Player 12

BROWSERS

Google Chrome
Firefox
Internet Explorer

CAD VIEWERS

Autodesk Design Review
Autodesk DWG Trueview
IGS Viewer
STL Viewer
STP Viewer

COMMUNICATION

Skype
Samsung Kies
Zune
Pidgin
Spark

GENERAL

Java Client
Dot Net Framework
Visio Viewer
ProjectLibre
PowerPivot
CutePDF
FileZilla
7-Zip
ImgBurn
Greenshot
Notepad++
Paint.Net
QuickTime
VLC Player

There are obviously many more so if you would like to add to this list, please leave a comment below and we will add it.

We do have guides for how to add some of the software above to your software catalog so feel free to browse our Guides section if you are looking for help.

If you cannot find a guide for the software you are trying to add, please leave a comment and we will create one for you.

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