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Mule is a lightweight integration platform that allows you to connect anything anywhere. Rather than creating point-to-point integrations between systems, services, APIs and devices, you can use Mule to intelligently manage message-routing, data mapping, orchestration, reliability, security and scalability between nodes. Plug other systems and applications into Mule and let it handle all the communication between systems, enabling you to track and monitor everything that happens. Mule requires a 32 bit JDK 8 in order to run.

Optional installation commands:

choco install muleesb -params "unzipLocation=*path*" to specify the root directory for the Mule service. This defaults to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mulesoft\Community.
Note: An mule-standalone-3.8.1 folder is always created, so the actual install path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Mulesoft\Community\mule-standalone-3.8.1 for the default case or path\mule-standalone-3.8.1 with a custom option.

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

C:\> choco install muleesb

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

C:\> choco upgrade muleesb


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    ## Shim Generation
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    You should read up on the Shim Generation section to familiarize yourself 
    on what to do with GUI applications and/or ignoring shims.
    ## Automation Scripts
    You have a powerful use of Chocolatey, as you are using PowerShell. So you
    can do just about anything you need. Choco has some very handy built-in 
    functions that you can use, these are sometimes called the helpers.
    ### Built-In Functions
    A note about a couple:
    * Get-BinRoot - this is a horribly named function that doesn't do what new folks think it does. It gets you the 'tools' root, which by default is set to 'c:\tools', not the chocolateyInstall bin folder - see
    * Install-BinFile - used for non-exe files - executables are automatically shimmed... - see
    * Uninstall-BinFile - used for non-exe files - executables are automatically shimmed - see
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    Use the package parameters pattern - see
    ### Need to mount an ISO?
    ### Environment Variables
    Chocolatey makes a number of environment variables available (You can access any of these with $env:TheVariableNameBelow):
     * TEMP/TMP - Overridden to the CacheLocation, but may be the same as the original TEMP folder
     * ChocolateyInstall - Top level folder where Chocolatey is installed
     * ChocolateyPackageName - The name of the package, equivalent to the `<id />` field in the nuspec (0.9.9+)
     * ChocolateyPackageTitle - The title of the package, equivalent to the `<title />` field in the nuspec (0.10.1+)
     * ChocolateyPackageVersion - The version of the package, equivalent to the `<version />` field in the nuspec (0.9.9+)
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    #### Advanced Environment Variables
    The following are more advanced settings:
     * ChocolateyPackageParameters - Parameters to use with packaging, not the same as install arguments (which are passed directly to the native installer). Based on `--package-parameters`. (
     * CHOCOLATEY_VERSION - The version of Choco you normally see. Use if you are 'lighting' things up based on choco version. (0.9.9+) - Otherwise take a dependency on the specific version you need. 
     * ChocolateyForceX86 = If available and set to 'true', then user has requested 32bit version. (0.9.9+) - Automatically handled in built in Choco functions. 
     * OS_PLATFORM - Like Windows, OSX, Linux. (0.9.9+)
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     * USER_NAME = The user name (0.10.6+)
     * USER_DOMAIN = The user domain name (could also be local computer name) (0.10.6+)
     * IS_PROCESSELEVATED = Is the process elevated? (0.9.9+)
     * IS_SYSTEM = Is the user the system account? (0.10.6+)
     * IS_REMOTEDESKTOP = Is the user in a terminal services session? (0.10.6+)
     * ChocolateyToolsLocation - formerly 'ChocolateyBinRoot' ('ChocolateyBinRoot' will be removed with Chocolatey v2.0.0), this is where tools being installed outside of Chocolatey packaging will go. (0.9.10+)
    #### Set By Options and Configuration
    Some environment variables are set based on options that are passed, configuration and/or features that are turned on:
     * ChocolateyEnvironmentDebug - Was `--debug` passed? If using the built-in PowerShell host, this is always true (but only logs debug messages to console if `--debug` was passed) (0.9.10+)
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     * ChocolateyForceX86 - Was `-x86` passed? (CHECK)
     * ChocolateyRequestTimeout - How long before a web request will time out. Set by config `webRequestTimeoutSeconds` (CHECK)
     * ChocolateyResponseTimeout - How long to wait for a download to complete? Set by config `commandExecutionTimeoutSeconds` (CHECK)
     * ChocolateyPowerShellHost - Are we using the built-in PowerShell host? Set by `--use-system-powershell` or the feature `powershellHost` (0.9.10+)
    #### Business Edition Variables
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     * ChocolateyLicenseType - What edition / type of the licensed edition is installed?
     * USER_CONTEXT - The original user context - different when self-service is used (Licensed v1.10.0+)
    #### Experimental Environment Variables
    The following are experimental or use not recommended:
     * OS_IS64BIT = This may not return correctly - it may depend on the process the app is running under (0.9.9+)
     * CHOCOLATEY_VERSION_PRODUCT = the version of Choco that may match CHOCOLATEY_VERSION but may be different (0.9.9+) - based on git describe
     * IS_ADMIN = Is the user an administrator? But doesn't tell you if the process is elevated. (0.9.9+)
     * IS_REMOTE = Is the user in a remote session? (0.10.6+)
    #### Not Useful Or Anti-Pattern If Used
     * ChocolateyInstallOverride = Not for use in package automation scripts. Based on `--override-arguments` being passed. (0.9.9+)
     * ChocolateyInstallArguments = The installer arguments meant for the native installer. You should use chocolateyPackageParameters intead. Based on `--install-arguments` being passed. (0.9.9+)
     * ChocolateyIgnoreChecksums - Was `--ignore-checksums` passed or the feature `checksumFiles` turned off? (
     * ChocolateyAllowEmptyChecksums - Was `--allow-empty-checksums` passed or the feature `allowEmptyChecksums` turned on? (0.10.0+)
     * ChocolateyAllowEmptyChecksumsSecure - Was `--allow-empty-checksums-secure` passed or the feature `allowEmptyChecksumsSecure` turned on? (0.10.0+)
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     * ChocolateyLastPathUpdate - Set by Chocolatey as part of install, but not used for anything in particular in packaging.
     * ChocolateyProxyLocation - The explicit proxy location as set in the configuration `proxy` (
     * ChocolateyDownloadCache - Use available download cache? Set by `--skip-download-cache`, `--use-download-cache`, or feature `downloadCache` (0.9.10+ and licensed editions 1.1.0+)
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     * no_proxy- Set by original `no_proxy` passthrough, or same as `ChocolateyProxyBypassList` if explicitly set. (0.10.4+)
  • tools\chocolateyHelpers.ps1 Show
    function Set-ChocolateyPackageOptions {
            [hashtable] $options
        $packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters;
        if ($packageParameters) {
            $parameters = ConvertFrom-StringData -StringData $env:chocolateyPackageParameters.Replace(" ", "`n")
            $parameters.GetEnumerator() | % {
               $options[($_.Key)] = ($_.Value)
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $PFFolder = "${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}"
    $options = @{
        version = '3.8.1'
        unzipLocation = (Join-Path $PFFolder "Mulesoft\Community")
        serviceName = 'mule'
    $unzipParameters = @{
        packageName = 'muleesb'
        url = "$($options['version'])/mule-standalone-$($options['version']).zip"
        checksum = 'bf286b1b1c9d314f634fa8bdfb14a767774b872e'
        checksumType = 'sha1'
    $jansiParameters = @{
        packageName = 'jansi'
        url = ""
    if(!$PSScriptRoot){ $PSScriptRoot = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -Parent }
    . "$PSScriptRoot\ChocolateyHelpers.ps1"
    Set-ChocolateyPackageOptions $options
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @unzipParameters -UnzipLocation $options['unzipLocation']
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile @jansiParameters -FileFullPath "$($options['unzipLocation'])\mule-standalone-$($options['version'])\lib\opt\jansi-1.16.jar"
    $muleHome = Join-Path $options['unzipLocation'] "mule-standalone-$($options['version'])";
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable 'MULE_HOME' "$muleHome"
    $binPath =  Join-Path $muleHome 'bin'
    Push-Location $binPath
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin ".\mule.bat install"
    Export-CliXml -Path (Join-Path $PSScriptRoot 'options.xml') -InputObject $options
    Get-Service | Where-Object Name -eq $options['serviceName'] | Start-Service
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    if(!$PSScriptRoot){ $PSScriptRoot = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -Parent }
    $optionsFile = (Join-Path $PSScriptRoot 'options.xml')
    if (!(Test-Path $optionsFile)) {
      throw "Install options file missing. Could not uninstall."
    $options = Import-CliXml -Path $optionsFile
    $muleHome = Join-Path $options['unzipLocation'] "mule-standalone-$($options['version'])";
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable 'MULE_HOME' "$muleHome"
    $service = Get-Service | Where-Object Name -eq $options['serviceName']
    if ($service -ne $null) {
      Stop-Service $service
    $binPath = Join-Path $muleHome 'bin'
    if (Test-Path $binPath) {
      Push-Location $binPath
      Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin ".\mule.bat remove"
    if ((Get-ChildItem $options['unzipLocation'] | Measure-Object).Count -eq 1) { 
      Remove-Item $options['unzipLocation'] -Recurse -Force
    else {
      Remove-Item (Join-Path $options['unzipLocation'] "mule-standalone-$($options['version'])") -Recurse -Force

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  • Alfame Systems Oy


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