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What is Casper?

  • Casper is a software program on the Mac that allows for delivery of Mac software over the Wright State Network. Casper is similar to Software Center, except that you must first install and enroll before you can use Casper.
  • Casper allows for self-service software installations.
  • Casper allows CaTS to report usage of software to optimize licensing costs.

Mac users: Casper is now available for university-owned computers. Below are instructions for installing Casper on your machine and enrolling in the program. 

Windows users: Software Center is available on university-owned computers connected to the Wright State domain. Visit the Software Center page for more information. 

On this page:

Available Software

Below is a list of all available software through Casper. For a complete list of all software available for University purposes, visit the University Software page.

  • Acrobat Professional
  • After Effects
  • Animate & Mobile Device
  • Audition
  • Bridge
  • Camtasia
  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility
  • Dreamweaver
  • Edge Animate
  • Extendscript Toolkit
  • Extension Manager
  • Fireworks CS6
  • FlashBuilder
  • Fuse
  • Gaming SDK
  • Illustrator CC
  • InCopy
  • InDesign
  • Lightroom
  • Mathematica
  • MatLab
  • Media Encoder
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Muse
  • Packaging
  • Photoshop
  • Prelude
  • Premiere Pro
  • Scout
  • SpeedGrade
  • SPSS 24

Installing Casper

Sierra or Earlier Versions

  1. Open Safari and visit
  2. Login with your campus 'w' username and password.
  3. Click Log in.

  1. Click Download to download the Casper install file. Note: As of now, the download screen doesn’t disappear once you’ve downloaded the install file. Once you’ve located the file on your computer, you can safely close Safari.
  2. Look for the file QuickAdd.pkg on your desktop or in your Downloads folder.
  3. Right click on the QuickAdd.pkg and select Open.


  1. Click Open on the security prompt.
    Note: If you get a popup saying "QuickAdd.pkg" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developor, click on the Apple icon in the top lefthand corner and select System Preferences. Go to your Security & Privacy settings in your and select Open Anyway

  1. Click Continue on the Welcome screen.



  1. Click Continue to install on the Macintosh HD disk.

  1. Click Install.

  1. On the Enrollment screen, enter the credentials used to log in to your workstation and click Continue. Please wait while the system enrolls your account.
    Note: If you are unable to log in, contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4287.


  1. Click Close on the Installation is Successful screen.

High Sierra & Mojave

  1. Open Safari and visit
  2. Login with your campus 'w' username and password.
  3. Click Log in.

  1. Click Accept to confirm you are installing Casper on a Wright State University owned computer, and not a personal device.

  1. Click Continue to install the CA certificate. 

  1. Click Continue when prompted to 'Install CA Certificate'.

  1. Click Continue.

  1. Click Install.

  1. A window will pop up in the background asking if you want to continue enrolling your device in Casper. Click Continue
  2. Click Install to install the MDM profile downloaded to your machine. 

  1. Click Install to verify you want to install the MDM profile, then click Continue
  2. Click Install
  3. Enter your Mac computer credentials. You will need admin privileges in order to complete the installation. 
  4. Once the install is finished, you will get a confirmation screen to confirm you now have access to this software. 

Self Service

  1. Open your Applications folder.
  2. Click on the Self Service icon.

  1. Login with your campus "w" username and password. 

Installing Software

  1. Open Casper and login with your campus "w" username and password. 
  2. Select the software you want to install. Click Install on the pop-up screen.
  3. The software will automatically begin installing. You can check the progress of the installation at the top of the Self-Service screen.