Downloads of v 2.4.39:


Last Update:

13 Jul 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock


Boxstarter bootstrapper environment setup

Boxstarter Bootstrapper Module

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

2.4.39 | Updated: 13 Jul 2014



Downloads of v 2.4.39:


Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock

Boxstarter Bootstrapper Module 2.4.39

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

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


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


To uninstall Boxstarter Bootstrapper 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.bootstrapper -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.bootstrapper -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.bootstrapper installed
    name: boxstarter.bootstrapper
    state: present
    version: 2.4.39
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

chocolatey_package 'boxstarter.bootstrapper' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.4.39'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: boxstarter.bootstrapper,
    Version: 2.4.39,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller boxstarter.bootstrapper
   Name     = 'boxstarter.bootstrapper'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.4.39'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'boxstarter.bootstrapper':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.4.39',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install boxstarter.bootstrapper version="2.4.39" 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 27 Nov 2014.


Boxstarter's Bootstrapper module provides a powershell wrapper that supports reboots and automatic logons and exposes commands that can detect pending reboots, perform logging and messaging, and several commands that can configure various windows settings.

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Boxstarter Bootstrapper Module 2.12.0 374391 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter Bootstrapper Module 2.11.0 64544 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter Bootstrapper Module 2.10.3 51950 Thursday, August 31, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter Bootstrapper Module 2.9.26 5461 Monday, June 19, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter Bootstrapper Module 2.9.24 616 Sunday, June 18, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter Bootstrapper Module 2.9.14 6701 Friday, May 5, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter Bootstrapper Module 2.9.5 4625 Thursday, March 30, 2017 Approved

  • 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
    - 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
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