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03 Oct 2016

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Software Author(s):

  • Insteon


houselinc insteon home automation admin

HouseLinc (Install) | Updated: 03 Oct 2016



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Software Author(s):

  • Insteon

HouseLinc (Install)

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To install HouseLinc (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade HouseLinc (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall HouseLinc (Install), 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 houselinc -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 houselinc -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 houselinc installed
    name: houselinc
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

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

See docs at

    Name: houselinc,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install houselinc version="" 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 by moderator flcdrg on 10 Oct 2016.


HouseLinc is a powerful tool for managing Insteon device properties such as ramp rate, on-level, LED brightness as well as creating and managing all links. You can also easily create elaborate lighting scenes. When connecting HouseLinc to a computer that is always on you can create event triggered actions, schedules and more.
One of the following Insteon interfaces: 2413U, 2413S, 2242-222, 2412N
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
15 MB of disc space and 128 MB of RAM
Computer needs to remain on to run timers and events.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName   = 'houselinc' 
$toolsDir      = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url           = '' 
$UnzippedMSI  = Join-Path $toolsDir 'HouseLincSetup.msi'
$installerType = 'MSI'
$silentArgs    = '/quiet /qn /norestart'
$validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'ZIP' 
  url           = $url
  url64bit		= $url
  checksum      = '5E374773ECE2AFF5B7F342DB76E0F27F4FDCD05F577D8A955D7DB0E2F44E6B05'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'MSI' 
  url           = $UnzippedMSI
  SilentArgs    = $silentArgs
  ValidExitCodes= $validExitCodes
  checksum      = 'A7311A9B93054C70B8780D3B0542B711005F1EC5F0276EF02DD7426A817CBC14'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Start-Sleep -s 30

#if((get-process "msiexec" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
#    Write-Host "msiexec currently NOT running." 
#  }else{ 
#    Write-Host "Stopping msiexec process..."
#    Stop-Process -processname "msiexec"
#  }

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageName = 'houselinc'
$packageSearch = 'HouseLinc'
$installerType = 'msi'
$silentArgs = '/quiet /qn /norestart'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
$uninstalled = $false

if((get-process "HouseLinc" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
        echo "HouseLinc not running... Good." 
    echo "Stopping HouseLinc..."
    Stop-Process -processname "HouseLinc"
	Start-Sleep -s 2

try {
  Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                            'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                   -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
  | Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch*" } `
  | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                 -FileType "$installerType" `
                                                 -SilentArgs "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs" `
                                                 -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }
} catch {
  throw $_.Exception

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