Installing Box Applications (Box, Box Edit, Box for Office)

Box accounts are not automatically provisioned at this time.   Please submit a ticket to request an account be created for you:
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Box has a number of applications that dramatically improve the usefulness of Box. These include:

  • Box (also known as Box Drive): Allows you to access your Box files directly on your local computer 
  • Box Edit: Allows you to open documents in applications (e.g., Word, Excel) directly from the Box website
  • Box for Office: Allows you to save files from Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.) directly into Box. Allows you to attach files from Box directly to emails. Available for PC only.

Note: You may have to restart your computer once you have installed the Box apps in order for them to work correctly.

 

Installing Box Apps on a University Owned PC

  1. Open Software Center, located in All Programs --> Microsoft System Center on the PC. (If you do not have Software Center, and are on a University-owned Windows PC, stop here, and contact ITSS for further assistance.)
  2.  Install the three Box apps individually, by selecting each one and click Install.

 

                                     

 

 

  1. You may have to restart your computer for the Box Applications to appear and to function properly.
    1. If you click on "Open" to open a file and get the message "Unsupported filetype", you'll need to restart your computer. This is a not uncommon issue the first time you run Box Edit.

If the Software Center - Application Catalog installers fail, you may download the enterprise installers for:

Box Edit

Box for Office

Box for Office also requires Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime available at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48217
We check for that and include that in the App Catalog deployments.
If the Application Catalog isn’t used, the Box for Office installer does not check for this prerequisite, Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime must be checked for and installed manually.

Installing Box Apps on a Personally owned PC

The Application Catalog website is only one element of the campus Windows management system, and will not work on a non-campus-owned PC. While you may be able to visit the site, software will not install.

You may visit box.com and install software from https://www.box.com/resources/downloads.

Installing Box Apps on a University Owned Mac

Box Edit and Box Sync are available for Macintosh computers. To install Box Edit and Box Sync for Macs, please install the Box Suite via the Self Service app in /Applications.

For information on using Self Service, please refer to this article.

Installing Box Apps on a Personally owned Mac

The Self Service App is only one element of the campus Mac management system, and will not work on a non-campus-owned Mac.

You may visit box.com and install software from https://www.box.com/resources/downloads.

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