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Spiceworks Agent Shell (Install)


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This package skips automatic verification:

The problems at the Spiceworks website appear to have been resolved that allows Choco to download the package. Can this package be exempted from automated testing as it will fail without a /sitekey being passed.

This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 4/20/2017.

Spiceworks Agent is a tool that allows IOD IT Administrators to view details about your computer's configuration - What software is installed, if your anti-virus software is up to date, how much memory is in your machine, etc. The information collected is used for a variety of purposes, such as:

  • Determining when your machine needs to be replaced or upgraded
  • Tracking when your machine's warranty expires
  • Tracking when your computer is having hardware malfunctions.

NOTE: This package will fail to install without providing a site key at the time of install using the following parameter:

/site_key:"<your site key>"



To install Spiceworks Agent Shell (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install spiceworks-agent-shell

To upgrade Spiceworks Agent Shell (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade spiceworks-agent-shell


  • tools\chocolateybeforemodify.ps1 Show
    Write-Verbose "Stopping the Spiceworks Agent Shell Service service"
    Stop-Service -Name 'AgentShellService' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName= 'spiceworks-agent-shell'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'MSI'
      url           = $url
      softwareName  = 'agent shell'
      checksum      = 'DB1FAED669E41523A90FBC5AD16E16E585E51CD98E948FB35D228D63671F2AD6'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
      validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)
    # determine if we need the /sitekey parameter by checking if the package already installed
    $upgrade = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs.SoftwareName
    Write-Debug "Found $($key.count) registry keys - $key"
    if ($key.count -eq 0) {
    	# package not installed - we need the /sitekey
    	Write-Debug "Package not installed - need /sitekey"
    	$arguments = @{}
    	$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters
    	if ($packageParameters) {
    		$match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+)):(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- _\\:\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
    		$option_name = 'option'
    		$value_name = 'value'
    		if ($packageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
    			$results = $packageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
    			$results.matches | % {
    	  	else {
    			Throw "Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)"
    	  	if ($arguments.ContainsKey("sitekey")) {
    			Write-Host "SiteKey Argument Found - $($arguments["sitekey"])"
    	else {
    	  Throw "Package Parameter '/sitekey' not passed in."
    	$packageArgs.silentArgs = "/qn SITE_KEY=`"$($arguments["sitekey"])`" /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
    else {
    	$upgrade = $true
    	Write-Verbose "Package already installed so this is a reinstall or upgrade - /sitekey not needed"
    Write-Debug "This would be the Chocolatey Silent Arguments: $($packageArgs.silentArgs)"
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    Write-Verbose "Starting the Spiceworks Agent Shell Service service"
    Start-Service -Name 'AgentShellService' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null

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Software Author(s)

  • Spiceworks


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