DataDesk Installation

Need DataDesk on your personal computer? Just follow these instructions!

First, you need to connect to the public software share on our network, then you'll choose the proper OS and Version.

MAC OS:

  • From the finder, click Go, then click "Connect to server"
  • Enter (or copy/paste) the following text: smb://distfiles.willamette.edu/public
  • Open the "Mac" folder
  • Open the "DataDesk 6.3" folder
  • Open the text file "Serial Number.txt"
  • Double-Click the "DataDesk 6.3" application and it will open.
  • When prompted, enter the Serial Number and Access Key shown in the text file
  • (Note, you need to enter something in the NAME/ADDRESS field, if left blank it will not proceed with instillation)
  • Allow the installer to run, accepting all defaults.
  • Done! You can now run DataDesk on your Mac!

Windows OS:

  • Open a Windows Explorer window OR right-click "Computer"
  • Click "Map network drive"
  • Enter (or copy/paste) the following text: \\distfiles.willamette.edu\public
  • Open the "Windows" folder
  • First, open the text file "Serial Number.txt"
  • Then, start the installation by Double-Clicking on "InstallDataDesk6.3.exe
  • When prompted, enter the Serial Number and Access Key shown in the text file
  • (Note, you need to enter something in the NAME/ADDRESS field, if left blank it will not proceed with instillation)
  • Allow the installer to run, accepting all defaults.
  • Done! You can now run DataDesk on your Windows computer!

Updated 2-10-15