Downloads of v 2.2.59:


Last Update:

29 Dec 2013

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock


Boxstarter chocolatey environment setup

Boxstarter Chocolatey Module

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

2.2.59 | Updated: 29 Dec 2013



Downloads of v 2.2.59:


Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock

Boxstarter Chocolatey Module 2.2.59

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

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


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


To uninstall Boxstarter Chocolatey 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.chocolatey -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.chocolatey -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.chocolatey installed
    name: boxstarter.chocolatey
    state: present
    version: 2.2.59
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'boxstarter.chocolatey' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.2.59'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: boxstarter.chocolatey,
    Version: 2.2.59,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller boxstarter.chocolatey
   Name     = 'boxstarter.chocolatey'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.2.59'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'boxstarter.chocolatey':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.2.59',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install boxstarter.chocolatey version="2.2.59" 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.


Creates a fresh developer (or non developer) environment from a bare OS utilizing powershell and chocolatey. Installs chocolatey, cutomizes windows settings, installs windows updates, handles reboots, installs windows features and your favorite applications.

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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 Chocolatey Module 2.11.0 64823 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter Chocolatey Module 2.10.3 52129 Thursday, August 31, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter Chocolatey Module 2.9.26 5355 Monday, June 19, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter Chocolatey Module 2.9.24 612 Sunday, June 18, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter Chocolatey Module 2.9.14 6785 Friday, May 5, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter Chocolatey Module 2.9.5 4586 Thursday, March 30, 2017 Approved

  • 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.
    - Supports new Boxstarter.HyperV module.
    - Add Commands for configuring remoting and installing packages on a Hyper-V vm with support for restoring and creating checkpoints
    - Add ability to configure a VHD to open it to WMI so that Boxstarter Installs canenable remoting.
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