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Stanford Desktop Tools

Stanford Desktop Tools (SDT) is an application that simplifies the process of keeping your Stanford site-licensed software up-to-date. It lets you choose which applications you want to keep updated and how often you want to check for updates.

Stanford Desktop Tools automatically checks for updates on the schedule that you specify and notifies you of all possible updates. You can then launch Stanford Desktop Tools at your convenience and install all the updates from within the tool.


  • 3.2.5

System requirements

  • Windows 7 and later
  • Mac OS X 10.7 and later


  • Faculty, staff, and students


  • You can use the Stanford Desktop Tools shortcut menu to authenticate to Kerberos and to access Stanford OpenAFS functions (Windows users only)  if the applications are installed.