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MiKTeX (Install)

2.9.7152 | Updated: 8/6/2019



Downloads of v 2.9.7152:



Software Author(s):

  • Christian Schenk

MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.7152

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


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


To uninstall MiKTeX (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 miktex.install -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 miktex.install -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 miktex.install installed
    name: miktex.install
    state: present
    version: 2.9.7152
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'miktex.install' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.9.7152'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: miktex.install,
    Version: 2.9.7152,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller miktex.install
   Name     = 'miktex.install'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.9.7152'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'miktex.install':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.9.7152',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install miktex.install version="2.9.7152" 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 is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/7/2019.


TeX is a typesetting system written by Donald Ervin Knuth who says that it is "intended for the creation of beautiful books - and especially for books that contain a lot of mathematics".

$packageName   = 'miktex'
$fileType = 'EXE'
$silentArgs = '--unattended --shared'
$scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)

$install32 = Join-Path $scriptPath 'basic-miktex.exe'
$install64 = Join-Path $scriptPath 'basic-miktex-x64.exe'
$filePath = @{32=$install32;64=$install64}[(Get-ProcessorBits)]

Function Get-RedirectedUrl {
   Param ([Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][String]$url)

   $request = [System.Net.WebRequest]::Create($url)

   try {
   } catch {
      throw $_.Exception 
$Url = Get-RedirectedURL

$Url64 = Get-RedirectedURL

# The package installer is very picky about its own file name and silent 
# installation. See for more information:
# will be fixed when issue is resolved:

Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $filePath $Url $Url64 -Checksum a73a05bc4a651595d2559590e282673e651482477e010b1de0a7616023d66a4f -ChecksumType 'sha256' -Checksum64 08e5dc604f71da9ae59f8ed46205f571dfdc5e327d3d4d27c2472e70c8375575 -ChecksumType64 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $filePath

Remove-Item $filePath -Force

#add AutoInstall=1

$uninstallPath = Get-ChildItem -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall, 
HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall  |
    Get-ItemProperty |
        Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -match "miktex" } |
            Select-Object -Property DisplayName, UninstallString
$temp=($uninstallPath.uninstallstring -split "`" `"")[0]
$installLocation = ($temp -Split("miktex-console_admin"))[0]
$installLocation = ($installLocation -Split("`""))[1]
$installLocation = $installLocation -replace '/','\'
$autoInstall = Join-Path $installLocation "initexmf.exe"
try {
	& $autoInstall --set-config-value=[MPM]AutoInstall=1
} catch {
      throw $_.Exception 

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.7100 14259 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.7031.01 9380 Thursday, May 9, 2019 Approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6942 7317 Sunday, February 3, 2019 Approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6813 7680 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6753 5746 Saturday, June 30, 2018 Approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6643 5986 Monday, March 12, 2018 Approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6615 2219 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6520 6695 Thursday, November 9, 2017 Approved

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