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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 12/20/2017.

Repeatable, reboot resilient windows environment installations made easy using Chocolatey packages. When its time to repave either bare metal or virtualized instances, locally or on a remote machine, Boxstarter can automate both trivial and highly complex installations. Compatible with all Windows versions from Windows 7/2008 R2 forward.

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

C:\> choco install boxstarter

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

C:\> choco upgrade boxstarter


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    try { 
        Write-Host "To load all Boxstarter Modules immediately, just enter 'BoxstarterShell'." -ForegroundColor Yellow
        Write-Host "Interested in Windows Azure VM integration? Run CINST Boxstarter.Azure to install Boxstarter's Azure integration."
    } catch {
        throw $_.exception

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Matt Wrock


Release Notes

  • Revert vendored chocolatey to stable 0.10.5
  • Handle the case where the Windows Update Agent is updating itself
  • Install boxstarter to macine instead of user

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Boxstarter 2.9.26 5355 Monday, June 19, 2017 approved
Boxstarter 2.9.24 415 Sunday, June 18, 2017 approved
Boxstarter 2.9.14 5767 Friday, May 5, 2017 approved
Boxstarter 2.9.5 3277 Thursday, March 30, 2017 approved
Boxstarter 2.9.2 1738 Monday, March 27, 2017 approved
Boxstarter 2.9.0 278 Monday, March 27, 2017 approved
Boxstarter 2.8.29 30574 Sunday, May 22, 2016 approved
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