Boxstarter HyperV Module

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

2.4.209 | Updated: 4/26/2015

Downloads:

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Downloads of v 2.4.209:

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Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock

Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.4.209

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

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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:

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

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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 https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. 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 https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

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'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

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
  win_chocolatey:
    name: boxstarter.hyperv
    state: present
    version: 2.4.209
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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


chocolatey_package 'boxstarter.hyperv' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.4.209'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: boxstarter.hyperv,
    Version: 2.4.209,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller boxstarter.hyperv
{
   Name     = 'boxstarter.hyperv'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.4.209'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'boxstarter.hyperv':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.4.209',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install boxstarter.hyperv version="2.4.209" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

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 4/26/2015.

Description

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.


tools\Boxstarter.HyperV\Boxstarter.HyperV.psd1
 
tools\Boxstarter.HyperV\BoxStarter.HyperV.psm1
$unNormalized=(Get-Item "$PSScriptRoot\..\Boxstarter.Chocolatey\Boxstarter.Chocolatey.psd1")
Import-Module $unNormalized.FullName -global -DisableNameChecking -Force
Resolve-Path $PSScriptRoot\*-*.ps1 | 
    % { . $_.ProviderPath }

Export-ModuleMember Enable-BoxstarterVM, Enable-BoxstarterVHD
tools\Boxstarter.HyperV\Boxstarter.HyperV.pssproj
 
tools\Boxstarter.HyperV\Boxstarter.HyperV.pssproj.user
 
tools\Boxstarter.HyperV\Boxstarter.Virtualization.pssproj.user
 
tools\Boxstarter.HyperV\Enable-BoxstarterVHD.ps1
function Enable-BoxstarterVHD {
<#
.SYNOPSIS
Enables WMI and LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy in a VHD's Windows Registry

.DESCRIPTION
Prepares a VHD for Boxstarter Installation. Opening WMI ports and enabling 
LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy so that Boxstarter can later enable 
PowerShell Remoting.

.PARAMETER VHDPath
The path to the VHD file

.PARAMETER IgnoreWMI
If specified, WMI ports will not be enabled

.PARAMETER IgnoreLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
If specified, IgnoreLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy will not be enabled

.NOTES
The VHD must be accessible, writable and contain a system drive.

.OUTPUTS
The computer name stored in the VHD's Windows Registry

.EXAMPLE
$ComputerName = Enable-BoxstarterVHD $pathToVHD

Enables IgnoreLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy and WMI ports in the Windows registry

.EXAMPLE
$ComputerName = Enable-BoxstarterVHD $pathToVHD -IgnoreWMI

Enables IgnoreLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy in the Windows registry

.EXAMPLE
$ComputerName = Enable-BoxstarterVHD $pathToVHD -IgnoreLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy

Enables WMI ports in the Windows registry

.LINK
http://boxstarter.org

#>
    [CmdletBinding()]
    param(
        [Parameter(Position=0,Mandatory=$true)]
        [ValidateScript({Test-Path $_})]
        [ValidatePattern("\.(a)?vhd(x)?$")]
        [string]$VHDPath,
        [switch]$IgnoreWMI,
        [switch]$IgnoreLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
    )
    $CurrentVerbosity=$global:VerbosePreference
    try {

        if($PSBoundParameters["Verbose"] -eq $true) {
            $global:VerbosePreference="Continue"
        }

        if(!(Get-Command -Name Get-VM -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)){
            Write-Error "Boxstarter could not find the Hyper-V PowerShell Module installed. This is required for use with Boxstarter.HyperV. Run Install-windowsfeature -name hyper-v -IncludeManagementTools."
            return
        }

        if((Get-ItemProperty $VHDPath -Name IsReadOnly).IsReadOnly){
            throw New-Object -TypeName InvalidOperationException -ArgumentList "The VHD is Read-Only"
        }    
        $before = (Get-Volume).DriveLetter | ? { $_ -ne $null }
        mount-vhd $VHDPath
        $after = (Get-Volume).DriveLetter | ? { $_ -ne $null }
        $winVolume = compare $before $after -Passthru
        Write-BoxstarterMessage "Drives added after mount are $($winVolume)" -Verbose
        $winVolume | % { new-PSDrive -Name $_ -PSProvider FileSystem -Root "$($_):\" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | out-null}
        try{
            $sysVolume = $winVolume | ? {Test-Path "$($_):\windows\System32\config"}
            if($sysVolume -eq $null){
                throw New-Object -TypeName InvalidOperationException -ArgumentList "The VHD does not contain system volume"
            }    
            Write-BoxstarterMessage "Mounted $VHDPath with system volume to Drive $($sysVolume)"
            if(!$IgnoreLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy) {
                reg load HKLM\VHDSOFTWARE "$($sysVolume):\windows\system32\config\software" | out-null
                $policyResult = reg add HKLM\VHDSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system /v LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
                Write-BoxstarterMessage "Enabled LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy with result: $policyResult"
            }

            reg load HKLM\VHDSYS "$($sysVolume):\windows\system32\config\system" | out-null
            $current=Get-CurrentControlSet
            $computerName = (Get-ItemProperty "HKLM:\VHDSYS\ControlSet00$current\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName" -Name ComputerName).ComputerName

            if(!$IgnoreWMI){
                (Get-Item (Get-FireWallKey)).Property | ? { $_-like 'wmi-*' } | % { Enable-FireWallRule $_}
                Write-BoxstarterMessage "Enabled WMI Firewall Rules."
            }

            return "$computerName"
        }
        finally{
            [GC]::Collect() # The next line will fail without this since handles to the loaded hive have not yet been collected
            reg unload HKLM\VHDSOFTWARE 2>&1 | out-null
            reg unload HKLM\VHDSYS 2>&1 | out-null
            Write-BoxstarterMessage "VHD Registry Unloaded" -Verbose
            Dismount-VHD $VHDPath
            Write-BoxstarterMessage "VHD Dismounted"
        }
    }
    finally{
        $global:VerbosePreference=$CurrentVerbosity
    }
}

function Enable-FireWallRule($ruleName){
    $key=Get-FirewallKey
    $rules = Get-ItemProperty $key
    $rule=$rules.$ruleName
    $newVal = $rule.Replace("|Active=FALSE|","|Active=TRUE|")
    Set-ItemProperty $key -Name $ruleName -Value $newVal
    Write-BoxstarterMessage "Changed $ruleName firewall rule to: $newVal" -Verbose
}

function Disable-FireWallRule($ruleName){
    $key=Get-FirewallKey
    $rules = Get-ItemProperty $key
    $rule=$rules.$ruleName
    $newVal = $rule.Replace("|Active=TRUE|","|Active=FALSE|")
    Set-ItemProperty $key -Name $ruleName -Value $newVal
    Write-BoxstarterMessage "Changed $ruleName firewall rule to: $newVal" -Verbose
}

function Get-FireWallKey{
    $current = Get-CurrentControlSet
    return "HKLM:\VHDSYS\ControlSet00$current\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules"
}

function Get-CurrentControlSet {
    return (Get-ItemProperty "HKLM:\VHDSYS\Select" -Name Current).Current

}
tools\Boxstarter.HyperV\Enable-BoxstarterVM.ps1
function Enable-BoxstarterVM {
<#
.SYNOPSIS
Opens WMI ports and LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy for Workgroup Hyper-V VMs

.DESCRIPTION
Prepares a Hyper-V VM for Boxstarter Installation. Opening WMI 
ports if remoting is not enabled and enabling 
LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy if the VM is not in a domain so 
that Boxstarter can later enable PowerShell Remoting.

Enable-BoxstarterVM will also restore the VM to a specified 
checkpoint or create a new checkpoint if the given checkpoint 
does not exist.

.Parameter Provider
The VM Provider to use.

.PARAMETER VMName
The name of the VM to enable.

.PARAMETER Credential
The Credential to use to test PSRemoting.

.PARAMETER CheckpointName
If a Checkpoint exists by this name, it will be restored. Otherwise one will be created.

.NOTES
PSRemoting must be enabled in order for Boxstarter to install to a remote machine. Bare 
Metal machines require a manual step of enabling it before remote Boxstarter installs 
will work. However, on a Hyper-V VM, Boxstarter can manage this by mounting and 
manipulating the VM's VHD. Boxstarter can open the WMI ports which enable it to create a 
Scheduled Task that will enable PSRemoting. For VMs that are not domain joined, 
Boxstarter will also enable LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy so that local accounts can 
authenticate remotely.

For Non-HyperV VMs, use Enable-BoxstarterVHD to perform these adjustments on the VHD of 
the VM. The VM must be powered off and accessible.

.OUTPUTS
A BoxstarterConnectionConfig that contains the ConnectionURI of the VM Computer and 
the PSCredential needed to authenticate.

.EXAMPLE
$cred=Get-Credential domain\username
Enable-BoxstarterVM -Provider HyperV -VMName MyVM $cred

Prepares MyVM for a Boxstarter Installation

.EXAMPLE
Enable-BoxstarterVM -Provider HyperV -VMName MyVM $cred | Install-BoxstarterPackage MyPackage

Prepares MyVM and then installs MyPackage

.EXAMPLE
Enable-BoxstarterVM -Provider HyperV -VMName MyVM $cred ExistingSnapshot | Install-BoxstarterPackage MyPackage

Prepares MyVM, Restores ExistingSnapshot and then installs MyPackage

.EXAMPLE
Enable-BoxstarterVM -Provider HyperV -VMName MyVM $cred NewSnapshot | Install-BoxstarterPackage MyPackage

Prepares MyVM, Creates a new snapshot named NewSnapshot and then installs MyPackage

.LINK
http://boxstarter.org
Enable-BoxstarterVHD
Install-BoxstarterPackage
#>
    [CmdletBinding()]
    [OutputType([BoxstarterConnectionConfig])]
    param(
        [parameter(Mandatory=$true, ValueFromPipeline=$True, Position=0)]
        [string[]]$VMName,
        [parameter(Mandatory=$true, Position=1)]
        [Management.Automation.PsCredential]$Credential,
        [parameter(Mandatory=$false, Position=2)]
        [string]$CheckpointName
    )
    Begin {
        ##Cannot run remotely unelevated. Look into self elevating
        if(!(Test-Admin)) {
            Write-Error "You must be running as an administrator. Please open a PowerShell console as Administrator and rerun Install-BoxstarperPackage."
            return
        }

        if(!(Get-Command -Name Get-VM -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)){
            Write-Error "Boxstarter could not find the Hyper-V PowerShell Module installed. This is required for use with Boxstarter.HyperV. Run Install-windowsfeature -name hyper-v -IncludeManagementTools."
            return
        }

        $CurrentVerbosity=$global:VerbosePreference

        if($PSBoundParameters["Verbose"] -eq $true) {
            $global:VerbosePreference="Continue"
        }
    }

    Process {
        $VMName | % { 

            $vm=Get-VM $_ -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
            if($vm -eq $null){
                throw New-Object -TypeName InvalidOperationException -ArgumentList "Could not find VM: $_"
            }

            if($CheckpointName -ne $null -and $CheckpointName.Length -gt 0){
                $point = Get-VMSnapshot -VMName $_ -Name $CheckpointName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
                $origState=$vm.State
                if($point -ne $null) {
                    Restore-VMSnapshot -VMName $_ -Name $CheckpointName -Confirm:$false
                    Write-BoxstarterMessage "$checkpointName restored on $_ waiting to complete..."
                    $restored=$true
                }
            }

            if($vm.State -eq "saved"){
                Remove-VMSavedState $_
            }

            if($vm.State -ne "running"){
                Start-VM $_ -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
                Wait-HeartBeat $_
            }

            do {
                Start-Sleep -milliseconds 100
                $ComputerName=Get-VMGuestComputerName $_
            } 
            until ($ComputerName -ne $null)
            $clientRemoting = Enable-BoxstarterClientRemoting $ComputerName
            Write-BoxstarterMessage "Testing remoting access on $ComputerName..."
            $remotingTest = Invoke-Command $ComputerName { Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem } -Credential $Credential -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        
            [email protected]{}
            if(!$remotingTest) {
                Log-BoxstarterMessage "PowerShell remoting connection failed:"
                if($global:Error.Count -gt 0) { Log-BoxstarterMessage $global:Error[0] }
                write-BoxstarterMessage "Testing WSMAN..."
                $WSManResponse = Test-WSMan $ComputerName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
                if($WSManResponse) { 
                    Write-BoxstarterMessage "WSMAN responded. Will not enable WMI." -verbose
                    $params["IgnoreWMI"]=$true
                }
                else {
                    Log-BoxstarterMessage "WSMan connection failed:"
                    if($global:Error.Count -gt 0) { Log-BoxstarterMessage $global:Error[0] }
                    write-BoxstarterMessage "Testing WMI..."
                    $wmiTest=try { Invoke-WmiMethod -ComputerName $ComputerName -Credential $Credential Win32_Process Create -Args "cmd.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue } catch {$ex=$_}
                    if($wmiTest -or ($ex -ne $null -and $ex.CategoryInfo.Reason -eq "UnauthorizedAccessException")) { 
                        Write-BoxstarterMessage "WMI responded. Will not enable WMI." -verbose
                        $params["IgnoreWMI"]=$true
                    }
                    else {
                        Log-BoxstarterMessage "WMI connection failed:"
                        if($global:Error.Count -gt 0) { Log-BoxstarterMessage $global:Error[0] }
                    }
                }
                $credParts = $Credential.UserName.Split("\\")
                if(($credParts.Count -eq 1 -and $credParts[0] -eq "administrator") -or `
                  ($credParts.Count -eq 2 -and $credParts[0] -eq $ComputerName -and $credParts[1] -eq "administrator") -or`
                  ($credParts.Count -eq 2 -and $credParts[0] -ne $ComputerName)){
                    $params["IgnoreLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy"]=$true
                }
                if($credParts.Count -eq 2 -and $credParts[0] -eq $ComputerName -and $credParts[1] -eq "administrator"){
                    $params["IgnoreLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy"]=$true
                }

            }

            if(!$remotingTest -and ($params.Count -lt 2)) { 
                Write-BoxstarterMessage "Stopping $_"
                Stop-VM $_ -WarningAction SilentlyContinue -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
                $vhd=Get-VMHardDiskDrive -VMName $_
                Enable-BoxstarterVHD $vhd.Path @params | Out-Null
                Start-VM $_
                Write-BoxstarterMessage "Started $_. Waiting for Heartbeat..."
                Wait-HeartBeat $_
            }

            if(!$restored -and $CheckpointName -ne $null -and $CheckpointName.Length -gt 0) {
                Write-BoxstarterMessage "Creating Checkpoint $CheckpointName"
                Checkpoint-VM -Name $_ -SnapshotName $CheckpointName
            }

            $res=new-Object -TypeName BoxstarterConnectionConfig -ArgumentList "http://$($computerName):5985/wsman",$Credential,$null
            return $res
        }
    }

    End {
        $global:VerbosePreference=$CurrentVerbosity
    }
}

function Get-VMGuestComputerName($vmName) {
    $vm = Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\virtualization\v2 -Class Msvm_ComputerSystem -Filter "ElementName='$vmName'"
    $vm.GetRelated("Msvm_KvpExchangeComponent").GuestIntrinsicExchangeItems | % {
        if(([XML]$_) -ne $null){
            $GuestExchangeItemXml = ([XML]$_).SelectSingleNode("/INSTANCE/PROPERTY[@NAME='Name']/VALUE[child::text()='FullyQualifiedDomainName']") 
        
            if ($GuestExchangeItemXml -ne $null) { 
                $GuestExchangeItemXml.SelectSingleNode("/INSTANCE/PROPERTY[@NAME='Data']/VALUE/child::text()").Value 
            }
        }
    }    
}

function Wait-HeartBeat($vmName) {
    do {Start-Sleep -milliseconds 100} 
    until ((Get-VMIntegrationService -VMName $vmName | ?{$_.id.endswith("\\84EAAE65-2F2E-45F5-9BB5-0E857DC8EB47") -or ($_.name -eq "Heartbeat")}).PrimaryStatusDescription -eq "OK")
}
tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$tools = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
. (Join-Path $tools Setup.ps1)
try { 
    $ModuleName = (Get-ChildItem $tools | ?{ $_.PSIsContainer }).BaseName
    Install-Boxstarter "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" $ModuleName $env:chocolateyPackageParameters
    Write-ChocolateySuccess $ModuleName
} catch {
    Write-ChocolateyFailure $ModuleName "$($_.Exception.Message)"
    throw 
}
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tools\setup.ps1
function Install-Boxstarter($here, $ModuleName, $installArgs = "") {
    $boxstarterPath=Join-Path $env:AppData Boxstarter
    if(!(test-Path $boxstarterPath)){
        mkdir $boxstarterPath
    }
    $packagePath=Join-Path $boxstarterPath BuildPackages
    if(!(test-Path $packagePath)){
        mkdir $packagePath
    }    
    foreach($ModulePath in (Get-ChildItem $here | ?{ $_.PSIsContainer })){
        $target=Join-Path $boxstarterPath $modulePath.BaseName
        if(test-Path $target){
            Remove-Item $target -Recurse -Force
        }
    }
    Copy-Item "$here\*" $boxstarterPath -Recurse -Force -Exclude ChocolateyInstall.ps1, Setup.*

    PersistBoxStarterPathToEnvironmentVariable "PSModulePath"
    PersistBoxStarterPathToEnvironmentVariable "Path"
    $binPath =  "$here\..\..\..\bin"
    $boxModule=Get-Module Boxstarter.Chocolatey
    if($boxModule) {
        if($boxModule.Path -like "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\Apps\*") {
            $clickonce=$true
        }
    }
    if(!$clickonce){
        Import-Module "$boxstarterPath\$ModuleName" -DisableNameChecking -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    }
    $successMsg = @"
The $ModuleName Module has been copied to $boxstarterPath and added to your Module path. 
You will need to open a new console for the path to be visible.
Use 'Get-Module Boxstarter.* -ListAvailable' to list all Boxstarter Modules.
To list all available Boxstarter Commands, use:
PS:>Import-Module $ModuleName
PS:>Get-Command -Module Boxstarter.*

To find more info visit http://Boxstarter.org or use:
PS:>Import-Module $ModuleName
PS:>Get-Help Boxstarter
"@
    Write-Host $successMsg

    if($ModuleName -eq "Boxstarter.Chocolatey" -and !$env:appdata.StartsWith($env:windir)) {
        $desktop = $([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::DesktopDirectory))
        $startMenu=$("$env:appdata\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Boxstarter")
        if(!(Test-Path $startMenu)){
            mkdir $startMenu
        }
        $target="powershell.exe"
        $targetArgs="-ExecutionPolicy bypass -NoExit -Command `"&'$boxstarterPath\BoxstarterShell.ps1'`""

		if($installArgs -inotcontains "nodesktopicon") {
			$link = Join-Path $desktop "Boxstarter Shell.lnk"
			Create-Shortcut $link $target $targetArgs $boxstarterPath
		}
        $link = Join-Path $startMenu "Boxstarter Shell.lnk"
        Create-Shortcut $link $target $targetArgs $boxstarterPath

        Set-Content -Path "$binPath\BoxstarterShell.bat" -Force -Value "$target $TargetArgs"
    }
}

function Create-Shortcut($location, $target, $targetArgs, $boxstarterPath) {
    $wshshell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
    $lnk = $wshshell.CreateShortcut($location)
    $lnk.TargetPath = $target
    $lnk.Arguments = "$targetArgs"
    $lnk.WorkingDirectory = $boxstarterPath
    $lnk.IconLocation="$boxstarterPath\BoxLogo.ico"
    $lnk.Save()

	$tempFile = "$env:temp\TempShortcut.lnk"
		
	$writer = new-object System.IO.FileStream $tempFile, ([System.IO.FileMode]::Create)
	$reader = new-object System.IO.FileStream $location, ([System.IO.FileMode]::Open)
		
	while ($reader.Position -lt $reader.Length)
	{		
		$byte = $reader.ReadByte()
		if ($reader.Position -eq 22) {
			$byte = 34
		}
		$writer.WriteByte($byte)
	}
		
	$reader.Close()
	$writer.Close()
				
	Move-Item -Path $tempFile $location -Force
}
function PersistBoxStarterPathToEnvironmentVariable($variableName){
    $value = [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable($variableName, 'User')
    if($value){
        $values=($value -split ';' | ?{ !($_.ToLower() -match "\\boxstarter$")}) -join ';'
        $values+=";$boxstarterPath"
    } 
    elseif($variableName -eq "PSModulePath") {
        $values=[environment]::getfolderpath("mydocuments")
        $values +="\WindowsPowerShell\Modules;$boxstarterPath"
    }
    else {
        $values ="$boxstarterPath"
    }
    if(!$value -or !($values -contains $boxstarterPath)){
        $values = $values.Replace(';;',';')
        [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable($variableName, $values, 'User')
        $varValue = Get-Content env:\$variableName
        $varValue += ";$boxstarterPath"
        $varValue = $varValue.Replace(';;',';')
        Set-Content env:\$variableName -value $varValue
    }
}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.11.0 63408 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.10.3 50658 Thursday, August 31, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.9.26 4948 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 4438 Thursday, March 30, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.9.2 929 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved

  • Fixes boxstarte install hangs on PSv2 when installing boxstarter after the new chocolatey
    • Fixes PSModulePath that has the machine environment value stripped after chocolatey package installs
    • Restart Windows Updates service before beginning installation in case updates are already running in the background
    • Dont throw exception when removing the scheduled task and it did not exist
    • Fix remote installs on win 7 and 2008R2 by creating scheduled task before importing remote chocolatey module
    • Pass -y to chocolatey if the new one is installed to avoid red output looking like an error
    • Fix installing modules via the c# based chocolatey
    • Pin to last PS chocolatey version until we finih new choco compatibility
    • Fix running gists from weblauncher more than once in win7 and 2008 R2
    • Suppress caught errors in Invoke-FromScheduledTask from bubbling up to final result
    • Work around nuget.exe limitations of handling files in system profile directory
    • Provide improved error logging of chocolatey errors.
    • Fixes issue where windows update reboots maching in the midst of a run.
    • Fixes failures from exceptions thrown from bitlocker module even when bitlocker is not in use.
    • Fixes Invoke-Reboot from a nested package and bubbles up the reboot signal
    • Update docs to reflect github as repo home and remove all codeplex links
    • Fix for all write-host calls being logged to Boxstarter log file even when there is no install session in progress
    • fixing issue where auto login is not disabled after boxstarter run
    • fixing wait for published version to retry for a minute if the new version is not yet marked published
    • Improve initial connectin performance by skipping remoting check if it has already been tested in enable-BoxstarterVM
    • provide messaging for some winconfig functions
    • fix the setting of azure storage account by looking for https endpoints
    • load storage module before azure to workaround bug with the storage module loading
    • copy the root path passed to New_BoxstarerPackage
    • add a DisableRestart parameter which will suppress the restart file and UAC enabling
    • Greatly improve progress messaging during windows updates runs
    • Fix hang scenarios when waiting for remote machine to reboot and landing in a pending reboot state shortly after reboot
    • Support for auto login and restart in winrm sessions
    • Fix issue with remote check causing an indefinite loop
    • Silencing some handled errors and keep them from leaking to the pipeline
    • Reduce WMI calls and Improve performance of testing if the current session is remote
    • When forcing the install of the outer boxstarter package, make sure to delete the last install from the right repo
    • Check scheduled task output for pending reboots after a remote windows update since 32 bit processes cant read the wsus registry keys
    • Fix Remote check when running as a servise
    • System user logs to programdata
    • when accessing a 64 bit machine from a 32bit process, the windowsupdate reg key is hidden so skip it
    • 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 0.9.8.24
    • 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 Boxstarter.azure
    • 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
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