Virtual or Home use of SPSS


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IBM is allowing the virtual or home use of the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) at no cost. It is important to note that this is a temporary accommodation and will expire at IBM’s discretion.

To use the network version of SPSS:

  1. Go to and log in with your UWin ID and password.
  2. Search “SPSS”
  3. From the list, select SPSS for Network Licence – Windows 64 bit and click the Download online link.
  4. Click read and agree acknowledgement
  5. Scroll to the bottom and select I agree
  6. Select Download to save the executable file (this will take several minutes)
  7. Once the download is complete, run installation file by opening the executable file.
  8. Select Yes to install
  9. After Preparing to Install Screen, click Next.
  10. Select I accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next.
  11. If you don't want Python, select No, then click Next.
  12. If Python included, select I accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next.
  13. If Python included, you will see one more license agreement window. Select I accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next.
  14. You can change the Destination Folder if desired, otherwise, click Next.
  15. Select Install.
  16. At the end of the installation, start SPSS license authorization wizard, click Finish.
  17. Select Concurrent User.
  18. Enter under Licence Manager name and Server IP Address, and then Next and Finish

NOTE: To run SPSS off the campus network, you will need the GlobalProtect app which provides a secure virtual private network (VPN) connection. GlobalProtect will need to be run each time SPSS is used.

If you need to install GlobalProtect on your computer, click the appropriate link below. NOTE: You will your UWin ID and password to access these resources.

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