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Please contact the IT Help Desk at 828-227-7487.

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Software Licensing

Service Description

A centralized service to administer and distribute licensed software to WCU faculty, staff, and students.  Contracts are negotiated through UNC General Administration.

List of licensed software managed by IT:

Microsoft Campus and School agreement
Includes the following software for campus-wide use by faculty/staff/students:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Office Professional

Faculty and Staff may use software at home through work-at-home agreement. Students may install on personal computers. Media may be purchased through the Bookstore.

ESRI Software 
For campus-wide use by faculty/staff/students. Please see specifics on the GIS Support page.

Symantec Endpoint Protection (anti-virus) 
For campus-wide use by faculty/staff/students. May be installed on home or personal computer.

Red Hat Linux
For campus-wide use by faculty/staff/students.  Please see the guidelines for UNC GA on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Support page.

For campus-wide use by faculty/staff/students. Please see specifics on the Research Software Support page.

60 concurrent licenses available for faculty/staff/students. 40 floating licenses also available.  Please see specifics on the Research Software Support page.

Banner ERP
For campus-wide use by faculty/staff/students.


Must work with UNC GA contracts and vendors.


Faculty and/or staff may request information about current campus agreements or purchase agreements.

Service Availability

Consulting on licensing available by appointment.

IT’s Role

Managing the contracts, providing access to the software.


IT offers consulting on current contracts and how they are utilized on campus. Please contact the CIO’s Office at 828-227-7282.

For More Information

System-wide contracts available to UNC campuses

NC State IT Procurement Office

Charge for this Service

No charge


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