If you want to use a CD or DVD on a Mac that has no optical drive, such as a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina display, you can install the software in one of two ways:

    1. Visit the ResNet Office with your Mac, Microsoft Office software, and your laptop's power supply. The ResNet Office has external Apple USB SuperDrives available for students to use while installing Microsoft Office. Students must use the external Apple USB SuperDrives while in the ResNet Office, and students must remain with their computers while the software is installing.
    2. You can access your Microsoft Office disc via the network from a different Mac by using Remote Disc.

      1. On the Mac you want to share the disc from (that is, the Mac with the optical drive), choose System Preferences from the Apple () menu, then choose Sharing from the View menu.
      2. Select the checkbox for DVD or CD Sharing.

        Note: If you want to be asked for permission before others can use the optical drive on the computer, enable the "Ask me before allowing others to use my DVD drive" checkbox. (This is recommended.)

      3. After you have enabled DVD or CD Sharing, insert a disc that you want to share.
      4. On your Mac (the Mac without an optical drive), open the Finder (you can double-click on the Macintosh HD icon to open a Finder window), and select Remote Disc in the DEVICES sidebar list. You should see the computer that has DVD or CD Sharing enabled.
      5. Double-click the computer icon with the optical drive and click Connect. If the computer that is sharing its optical drive has "Ask me before allowing others to use my DVD drive" enabled, click on "Ask to use."
      6. On the computer sharing its optical drive, acknowledge the request by clicking Accept.
      7. More details about DVD or CD sharing can be found at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5287

Last Modified August 9, 2013