Notices: This section not yet converted to new layout. Download stats are rolling back out.

This is not the latest version of Boxstarter Common Module available.

Boxstarter Common Module


There are no package test results for this package

This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/27/2014.

Provides common functions used by multiple Boxstarter Modules.

To install Boxstarter Common Module, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install boxstarter.common --version 2.4.32

To upgrade Boxstarter Common Module, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade boxstarter.common --version 2.4.32


  • This package was created prior to July 2014 - when package content started being included on the site. You can download and unzip the package or use Nuget Package Explorer to see the contents.

Virus Scan Results

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Matt Wrock

Release Notes

  • Bubble up errors from windows update

    • Provide the same scheduled task wrapping for winrm as we do for ps remoting

    • fix explorer restart when there is no explorer process

    • Correcting fallback Chocolatey install path to match release

    • Fixing typo param name in redirect call to set-WindowsExplorerOptions

    • Fix InvalidArgument from Set-TaskbarOptions when using lock or unlock params

    • Fix issues where explorer terminates and cannot restart after caling one of the winconfig functions

    • Import azure module from the pipeline to avoid errors when loading

    • Suppress errors when reenabling windows update in case they had alrady been reenabled

    • Fix mis encoded dash in Install-Boxstarterackage

    • Fix issues when Chocolatey packages create a new module and call chocolatey functions from that module

    • When building packages, skip folders without a nuspec instead of throwing an error

    • Only restart the explore process of the current user when calling windows config functions

    • Fixing .net 4.5 install for local installs

    • Fixing TestRunner module loading for PSv2 clients

    • Add the following windows config features:

    • Enable/Disable showing charms when mouse is in the upper right corner

    • Enable/Disable switching apps when pointing in the upper left corner

    • Enable/Disable the option to launch powershell from win-x

    • Enable/Disable boot to desktop

    • Enable/Disable desktop background on the start screen

    • Enable/Disable showing the start screen on the active display

    • Enable/Disable showing the Apps View by default on the start screen

    • Enable/Disable searching everywhere in apps view. Not just apps.

    • Enable/Disable showing desktop apps first in results

    • Lock/Unlock task bar

    • Change taskbar icon size

    • Change location of taskbar docking

    • Add test and publish automation that can point to remote deployment targets

    • Provide build scripts for integration of tests and publishing in CI servers

    • Include configured nuget sources and local repo to all chocolatey install calls and not just the initial package

    • Fix enabling powershell remoting via WMI when password has ampersands

    • Avoid explorer.exe crashes when configuring explorer options

    • Fix Hyper-V heartbeat check in non US locales

    • Fix Azure module loading in 32 bit consoles

    • Fix shell shortcuts when user name has a space

    • Fix Azure VM Checkpoint listing when there are more than one VM in a service

    • Install .net 4.5 ONLY without affecting IIS settings when .net 4 is not present

    • Fix Azure VM integration when multiple subscriptions are present

    • Allow remote installs to be run by a non amin user

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Boxstarter Common Module 2.11.0 66399 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 approved
Boxstarter Common Module 2.10.3 54575 Thursday, July 27, 2017 approved
Boxstarter Common Module 2.9.27 2526 Wednesday, June 21, 2017 approved
Boxstarter Common Module 2.9.26 5356 Monday, June 19, 2017 approved
Boxstarter Common Module 2.9.24 548 Sunday, June 18, 2017 approved
Boxstarter Common Module 2.9.14 6774 Friday, May 5, 2017 approved
Show More

Discussion for the Boxstarter Common Module Package

Ground rules:

  • This discussion is only about Boxstarter Common Module and the Boxstarter Common Module package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the google group.
  • This discussion will carry over multiple versions. If you have a comment about a particular version, please note that in your comments.
  • The maintainers of this Chocolatey Package will be notified about new comments that are posted to this Disqus thread, however, it is NOT a guarantee that you will get a response. If you do not hear back from the maintainers after posting a message below, please follow up by using the link on the left side of this page or follow this link to contact maintainers. If you still hear nothing back, please follow the package triage process.
  • Tell us what you love about the package or Boxstarter Common Module, or tell us what needs improvement.
  • Share your experiences with the package, or extra configuration or gotchas that you've found.
  • If you use a url, the comment will be flagged for moderation until you've been whitelisted. Disqus moderated comments are approved on a weekly schedule if not sooner. It could take between 1-5 days for your comment to show up.

comments powered by Disqus uses cookies to enhance the user experience of the site.