How do I distribute a software download if I made a purchase on behalf of someone else?

Purchases from the C&IT Help desk store may be distributed with the following methods.


  • By USB or CD/DVD media: Once downloaded to your computer, you can transfer the software onto a USB drive or stick, or burn it to a disc, and give it to the recipient. We offer a USB media option for purchase on select products.
  • By departmental shared network drive: If your department has a shared drive, you can download the software to a shared folder on the drive that both you and the recipient can access.
  • By download link (for SPSS only): Our SPSS products (for employees) contain a download link in the Installation Instructions & Product Key PDF download that can be shared and accessed by the intended recipient. The recipient will need to enter their AccessID and password in order to download file(s).