Software licensing resources and links

Software falls into four license categories:

  • University site licenses (Category I),
  • College of Science and Engineering site licenses (Category II),
  • Departmental site licenses (Category III),
  • Chemistry Instructional Computer Lab (Category IV).


Category I

University of Minnesota site licenses

Software Version Restrictions Comments
Adobe Acrobat
Mac: Pro XI, DC
Windows: Pro XI, DC
only install on University of Minnesota owned computers or "qualified" desktops  
Cambridge Structural Database System 2016 University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and student computers contact Victor Young in the Chemistry Department for details
Mac: 15.x
Windows: 15.x
only distributed to individuals with a Twin Cities campus (*.umn.edu) email addresses contact Chemistry Department's CAIM for details
Gaussian Mac: 09IM rev.D.01
Windows: 09W rev.D.01
only install on computers owned by the University of Minnesota contact Chemistry Department's CAIM for details

Mac: 5.0.9
Windows: 5.0.9

only install on computers owned by the University of Minnesota

contact Chemistry Department's CAIM for details
MestReNova direct from website license server only validates U of M TC campus.  Students, staff, and faculty must install license files. contact Chemistry Department's CAIM for details
Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 only install on University of Minnesota owned computers or "qualified" desktops  
Microsoft Office Mac, Windows: 365 Pro Plus (32/64-bit) for personal use on up to five computers for all University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and student computers  
Microsoft Office Mac: 2008, 2011 SP3, 2016
Windows: 2007 Enterprise, 2010 Professional Plus (32/64-bit), 2013 Professional Plus (32/64-bit), 2016 Professional Plus (32/64-bit)
only install on University of Minnesota owned computers or "qualified" desktops  
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (upgrade; 32/64-bit), 8 Enterprise (upgrade; 32/64-bit), 8.1 Enterprise (32/64-bit), 10 Enterprise (32/64-bit), Server Standard 2012, Server 2012 R2 only install on University of Minnesota owned computers or "qualified" desktops  
R-Wipe & Clean Windows: current download only install on computers owned by the University of Minnesota  
Reaxys.com (Beilstein\Gmelin databases) online application non-commercial use only requires Java and a supported web browser
SciFinder Scholar online application must register with Scifinder requires Java and a supported web browser
System Center Endpoint Protection (antivirus) 2012 only install on computers owned by the University of Minnesota for Mac, Windows, and Linux
various - Minnesota Supercomputer Institute   registration with the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute for Mac, Windows and Linux (contact MSI staff for details)
Virtual PC Mac: 7
Windows: 2004, 2007 (32/64-bit)
only install on University of Minnesota computers  
Visual Studio Windows: Pro 2012 only install on University of Minnesota computers  
Web of Science online application   requires Java and a supported web browser

Everyone at the University of Minnesota is welcome to use the above software. Click on the name of the software for further information. The above software may require a University of Minnesota Internet ID username and password to download it.  If you are on campus and the software requires access to a license server, you'll need to use an Ethernet cable or the Wi-Fi "UofM Secure" or "eduroam" to validate the software license; "UofM" and "UofM Guest" won't work.  The software may also require a University of Minnesota IP address to function. If you attempt to use the software while off-campus, you'll need to install the University of Minnesota VPN client.

Information Technology has a complete list of all software that can be purchased/licensed through the University of Minnesota.

Students, faculty and staff in some University of Minnesota colleges can use the University of Minnesota Kivuto Store to obtain premium software at low cost for computers they personally own or lease.

Category II

College of Science and Engineering site licenses

Software Version Restrictions Comments
 
create a student account with ANSYS and the course faculty member be registered as an "Ansys Professor"; only install on a student's own computer, only one copy
hosted via a web browser
Autodesk 3 year free license for various packages create an account with Autodesk; only install on a student's own computer, only one copy  
FastX   IT Labs account required; only install on a student's own computer, only one copy  
LabVIEW Student Edition discount pricing for Twin Cities campus student personal computers; only install on a student's own computer, only one copy for Windows, Mac, and Linux
LabVIEW 2015 only install on U of MN computers for Windows, Mac, and Linux (contact the Chemistry Department's CAIM for details)
Mathematica Student Edition IT Labs account required; only install on a student's own computer, only one copy for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
Mathematica 11.x only install on U of MN computers for Windows, Mac, and Linux (contact the Chemistry Department's CAIM for details)
MATLAB Student Edition IT Labs account required; only install on a student's own computer, only one copy for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
MATLAB 2016a only install on U of MN computers for Windows, Mac, and Linux (contact the Chemistry Department's CAIM for details)
Origin 2016 (9.3) Standard Edition University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and student computers, register with Origin to activate the license; distributed by each department to their faculty, staff, and students for Windows (contact the Chemistry Department's CAIM for details)
Student Edition
register with PTC to download and install; only install on a student's own computer, only one copy
for Windows and Mac
SolidWorks   IT Labs account required; only install on a student's own computer, only one copy for Windows and Mac
VMWare
Mac: Fusion 6, 7, 8
Windows: Workstation 10, 11, 12
CoSE students, faculty, and staff; IT Labs account required
for Windows and Mac

Students, faculty and staff in the College of Science and Engineering can use the University of Minnesota Kivuto Store to access VMWare Academic and Microsoft Imagine (previously referred to as DreamSpark and, before that, MSDNAA [Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance]) to buy academic discounted software for their personal computers.

The majority of the Catagory II software are maintained by CSE Labs. You can email them with any questions you may have at csehelp@umn.edu.

Category III

Department of Chemistry site licenses

Software Version Restrictions Comments
CrystalMaker 9.x any computer owned by faculty, staff, students in the Chemistry Department for Mac, Windows (contact the Chemistry Department's CAIM for details)
LoggerPro 3.x any computer owned by faculty, staff, students in the Chemistry Department for Mac, Windows and Linux (contact the Chemistry Department's CAIM for details)


Category IV

Chemistry Instructional Computer Lab

Microlab licensed software is available to individuals doing coursework in the Chemistry Department's Microcomputer Facility in 101D Smith Hall.  This facility is not to be used for research.  Individuals who use the Microlab are expected to adhere to the posted Official Policy in the Microlab as well as all software legal agreements.

Software Version Comments
ACD/NMR Processor Academic Edition 12.x on all PCs
Adobe Acrobat Professional 11.x on all PCs
Cambridge Structural Database System 2016 on labeled PCs
ChemBio3D (ChemOffice Ultra) 15.x on all PCs
ChemBioDraw (ChemOffice Ultra) 15.x on all PCs
ChemBioFinder (ChemOffice Ultra) 15.x on all PCs
CrystalMaker 9.x on all PCs
Epsilon - EC 2.13.77 on all PCs
Filezilla 3.x on all PCs
GAMESS (Chem3D linked) 2013 on all PCs
Gaussian (Chem3D linked) 09W rev.D.01 on all PCs
GaussView 5.0.9 on all PCs
Google Chrome 5x.x on all PCs
Huckel 3.1 on all PCs
ImageJ 1.5x on all PCs (requires Java)
LabVIEW 2015 SP1 on all PCs
Mathematica 11.x on all PCs
MATLAB 2016a on all PCs
Microcap Evaluation 11.x on all PCs
Microsoft Office - Excel 2016 32-bit on all PCs
Microsoft Office - OneNote 2016 32-bit on all PCs
Microsoft Office - PowerPoint 2016 32-bit on all PCs
Microsoft Office - Visio Viewer 2016 32-bit on all PCs
Microsoft Office - Word 2016 32-bit on all PCs
Microsoft Windows Enterprise 7 64-bit on half the PCs
Microsoft Windows Enterprise 10 64-bit on half the PCs
MOPAC (Chem3D linked) 2016 on all PCs
Mozilla Firefox 49.x on all PCs
NoMachine 4.x on all PCs
Orbital Viewer 1.04 on all PCs
Origin 2016 (v9.3) on all PCs
PyMOL v1.8.x on all PCs
Putty v0.67 on all PCs
RealVNC Viewer 5.x on all PCs
Reaxys link (Beilstein/Gmelin databases)   on all PCs (requires Java)
SciFinder link (register to use)   on all PCs (requires Java)
SpinWorks 4.2.4 on all PCs
TA Advantage - Universal Analysis 5.5.22 on all PCs
Web of Science link   on all PCs (requires Java)
WinRAR 5.x on all PCs
WinSCP 5.x on all PCs

Contact

  • Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    • Department of Chemistry micro computer lab
    • 101D Smith Hall
    • (612) 624-3372