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25 Mar 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Werner van Deventer (DevEnterprise Software)


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Directory Monitor

This is not the latest version of Directory Monitor available. | Updated: 25 Mar 2017



Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Werner van Deventer (DevEnterprise Software)

Directory Monitor

This is not the latest version of Directory Monitor available.

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


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


To uninstall Directory Monitor, 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 directorymonitor -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 directorymonitor -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 directorymonitor installed
    name: directorymonitor
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'directorymonitor' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: directorymonitor,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller directorymonitor
   Name     = 'directorymonitor'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'directorymonitor':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install directorymonitor version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 25 Mar 2017.


You can use Directory Monitor for the surveillance of certain directories and/or network shares and will notify you of file changes/access, deletions, modifications, and new files in real-time.


$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'directorymonitor'
  fileType       = 'exe'
  url            = ''
  url64bit       = ''
  silentArgs     = '/sp- /silent /norestart'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
  softwareName   = 'Directory Monitor'
  checksum       = '7a9dae9c87c17a3e9e94406c56b90e424dca5e811d0c3d20a6aa43098a6d442a'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksum64     = '7a9dae9c87c17a3e9e94406c56b90e424dca5e811d0c3d20a6aa43098a6d442a'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Directory Monitor 84 Monday, November 30, 2020 Approved
Directory Monitor 185 Friday, August 7, 2020 Approved
Directory Monitor 178 Sunday, June 14, 2020 Approved
Directory Monitor 84 Friday, May 29, 2020 Approved
Directory Monitor 308 Sunday, January 12, 2020 Approved
Directory Monitor 125 Monday, December 30, 2019 Approved
Directory Monitor 176 Monday, October 21, 2019 Approved
Directory Monitor 200 Friday, August 30, 2019 Approved

  • Added machine and IP address information to user detection so you can determine where the change came from.
  • Added burst execute settings to execute an application when X or more events occur in a specific period of time (Ticket #1206).
  • Improved copy/lock waiting logic in the Execute plugin to handle edge cases like FTP copies which could flush slowly and don't always lock.
  • Improved directory checks to avoid checking disabled/paused directories and only directories that have not reported events recently.
  • Fixed potential race on writing events to the log.

This package has no dependencies.

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