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Last Update:


Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock


Boxstarter bootstrapper environment setup VM virtualization HyperV

Boxstarter HyperV Module

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

2.2.78 | Updated: 1/9/2014



Downloads of v 2.2.78:


Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock

Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.2.78

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

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Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Unknown

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


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


To uninstall Boxstarter HyperV Module, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade boxstarter.hyperv -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade boxstarter.hyperv -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure boxstarter.hyperv installed
    name: boxstarter.hyperv
    state: present
    version: 2.2.78
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'boxstarter.hyperv' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.2.78'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: boxstarter.hyperv,
    Version: 2.2.78,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller boxstarter.hyperv
   Name     = 'boxstarter.hyperv'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.2.78'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'boxstarter.hyperv':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.2.78',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install boxstarter.hyperv version="2.2.78" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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


Boxstarter's HyperV module includes functionality for targeting Hyper-V guest VMs with the ability to automatically configure them for remote installation and to create or restore snapshots at installation time.

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.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.11.0 63412 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.10.3 50664 Thursday, August 31, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.9.26 4951 Monday, June 19, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.9.24 538 Sunday, June 18, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.9.14 6526 Friday, May 5, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.9.5 4440 Thursday, March 30, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.9.2 930 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved

  • Adding an optional Boxstarter Shell to ensure environment is correct
    • Retry Nuget package creation in case of latency between nuget.exe nuspec creation and accessing the nuspec
    • Fix Remote installs when using a ConnectionURI on a non default port
    • Do not prompt for password and keep auto logon ON if autologon is already configured for user
    • Fix install from web when using a computer name with unicode characters
    • Fix Hangs at end of a remote install on azure 2012 R2 boxes
    • Add lots of verbose level logging and console output around connection set and errors
    • Add Retry logic around most remote calls
    • Fix Module Auto Loading and function recognition on PS 3+
    • Concatenate local repo and nuget sources so when using local packages they can use dependencies stored in the nuget sources
    • When enabling PS remoting via WMI, change public network location to private
    • Add Enable/Disable Microsoft Updates
    • Ensure all scheduled tasks run with Normal priority not Below Normal
    • Fix the hiding of error messages during chocolatey scripts
    • fix bitlocker suspension of machines that protect non OS drives
    • Fix VHD mounting on some machines that do not automatically create a PSDrive for the newly mounted disk.
    • Do not disable CredSSP on remote machines while authenticated using CredSSP
    • Fix setup.bat in bootstrapper
    • Use WindowsIdentity instead of environment vars for current username and domain since the env vars sometimes get overwritten with the SYSTEM user.
    • Fix VM Hang when restoring snapshots taken when the VM was shut down.
    • More Error handling improvements: Remove connection interruption errors from returned error collection. They are still logged.
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