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Requires Visual Studio.

This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

Boxstarter spec to create baseline windows development machine

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

C:\> choco install

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

C:\> choco upgrade


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    try {
        # Boxstarter options
        $Boxstarter.RebootOk=$true # Allow reboots?
        $Boxstarter.NoPassword=$false # Is this a machine with no login password?
        $Boxstarter.AutoLogin=$true # Save my password securely and auto-login after a reboot
        # Basic setup
        Update-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
        Set-WindowsExplorerOptions -EnableShowHiddenFilesFoldersDrives -EnableShowProtectedOSFiles -EnableShowFileExtensions -EnableShowFullPathInTitleBar
        Set-TaskbarOptions -Size Small -UnLock -Dock Top
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        # Update Windows and reboot if necessary
        Install-WindowsUpdate -AcceptEula
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        try {
            cinstm DotNet3.5 # Not automatically installed with VS 2013. Includes .NET 2.0. Uses Windows Features to install.
            if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
            cinst DotNet4.5
            if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
            cinst DotNet4.5.1
            if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
            cinst DotNet4.5.2
            if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
            cinst Microsoft-Hyper-V-All -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-WebServerRole -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-WebServerManagementTools -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-ManagementConsole -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-HttpCompressionDynamic -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-ManagementScriptingTools -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-WindowsAuthentication -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-RequestFiltering -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-HttpRedirect -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-ISAPIFilter -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-ISAPIExtensions -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-NetFxExtensibility -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-ASPNET -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-NetFxExtensibility45 -source windowsfeatures
            cinst NetFx4Extended-ASPNET45 -source windowsfeatures
            cinst IIS-ASPNET45 -source windowsfeatures
            #Enable ASP.NET on win 7/2008R2
            ."$env:windir\\framework\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe" -i
        } catch {
          Write-ChocolateyFailure 'ASP.NET Services' $($_.Exception.ToString())
        # Install Visual Studio 2013 Express 
        #cinstm VisualStudio2013ExpressWeb 
        #if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        # Install Visual Studio 2013 Professional 
        #cinstm VisualStudio2013Professional -InstallArguments WebTools
        #if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        # Install Visual Studio 2013 Premium
        #if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        # Install Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate
        cinstm VisualStudio2013Ultimate -InstallArguments "/Features:'WebTools Win8SDK SQL Blend SilverLight_Developer_Kit WindowsPhone80'"
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        #Silverlight SDKs
        cinstm Silverlight3SDK
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        cinstm Silverlight4SDK
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        cinstm Silverlight5SDK
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        cinstm Silverlight5DeveloperRuntime
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        # Visual Studio SDK required for PoshTools extension
        cinstm VS2013SDK
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        # Visual Studio Updates
        cinstm VS2013.1
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        cinstm VS2013.2
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        cinstm VS2013.3
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        # Windows SDK 7 or 8
        cinstm windows-8-1-sdk
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        # Install Frozenbytes extensions for VS 2013
        #cinstm frozenbytes.vs2012.extensions
        # VS extensions
        Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage PowerShellTools
        Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage WebEssentials2013
        Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage T4Toolbox
        Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage StopOnFirstBuildError
        # AWS Toolkit is now an MSI available here (no chocolatey package as of FEB 2014)
        # Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage AwsToolkit
        # Install Frozenbytes essentials chocolatey packages
        cinstm frozenbytes.essentials
        cinstm frozenbytes.extras
        cinstm frozenbytes.repos
        #Other dev tools
        cinstm NugetPackageExplorer
        cinstm windbg
        cinstm googlechrome
        cinstm firefox
        #Other essential tools
        cinstm adobereader
        cinstm javaruntime
        Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$($Boxstarter.programFiles86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
        Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$($Boxstarter.programFiles86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe"
        Write-ChocolateySuccess ''
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure '' $($_.Exception.Message)

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Sean Gilbert


frozenbytes 2014


Release Notes

October 2014 - Initial Release

.NET 3.5, 4 - 4.5.2
Enable Web Services and ASP.NET Services
Hpyer-V Services

Development Tools:
Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate
VS Updates 1-3
cinstm frozenbytes.essentials
cinstm frozenbytes.extras
cinstm frozenbytes.repos

VS 2013
Windows 8 SDK

VS IDE Extensions:

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status 1.0.1 247 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1.0.0 239 Wednesday, October 22, 2014  

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