Install The Licensed Edition

How Do I Know When the License is Installed?

Installing a licensed edition requires two parts

When you have performed all parts correctly, running choco will produce a message like
Chocolatey v0.10.3 Professional / Chocolatey v0.10.3 Business

See It In Action

Here's the whole process for installing your license and installing the licensed code.


How Do I Install The Licensed Edition?

  1. Install a recent version of Chocolatey (0.9.10+) - choco upgrade chocolatey.
  2. You received a license file in email.
  3. Take that license file and copy it to your Chocolatey install folder license subdirectory (you may need to create it first). For most folks that path would be "C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\license". Alternatively, you can put the license in your user profile directory, e.g. "C:\Users\YourUserName\chocolatey.license.xml"


  1. Run this command: choco upgrade chocolatey.extension (or you can call install instead of upgrade). You will see an error you can safely ignore.


  1. That's it! You are good to go.

How Do I Install The Trial Edition?

If you've received a trial license, you will also receive a link to download a recent version of the chocolatey.extension package. You will not be able to install or upgrade the licensed edition through regular means. Chocolatey may add the licensed source, but your license will not be recognized on the server.

Some Administrative Actions