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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 12/17/2016.

osquery allows you to easily ask questions about your Linux, OSX, and
Windows infrastructure. Whether your goal is intrusion detection,
infrastructure reliability, or compliance, osquery gives you the ability
to empower and inform a broad set of organizations within your company.

### Package Parameters
* /InstallService - This creates a new windows service that will auto-start the daemon.

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the user of -params.
For example: -params '"/InstallService"'.

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

C:\> choco install osquery --version 2.2.0

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

C:\> choco upgrade osquery --version 2.2.0


  • tools\chocolateyBeforeModify.ps1 Show
    function Remove-DenyWriteAcl {
        [string] $targetDir = ''
        $acl = Get-Acl $targetDir
        $inheritanceFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ContainerInherit -bor [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ObjectInherit
        $propagationFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.PropagationFlags]::None
        $permType = [System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlType]::Deny
        $permission = "everyone","write",$inheritanceFlag,$propagationFlag,$permType
        $accessRule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule $permission
        $acl | Set-Acl $targetDir
    $progData =  [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('ProgramData')
    $targetFolder = Join-Path $progData "osquery"
    $daemonFolder = Join-Path $targetFolder "osqueryd"
    # Before modifying we ensure to stop the service, if it exists
    if ((Get-Service "osqueryd" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -and (Get-Service "osqueryd").Status -eq 'Running') {
      Stop-Service osqueryd
    # Lastly, ensure that the Deny Write ACLs have been removed before modifying
    if (Test-Path $daemonFolder) {
      Remove-DenyWriteAcl $daemonFolder
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    function Set-DenyWriteAcl {
        [string] $targetDir = ''
        $acl = Get-Acl $targetDir
        $inheritanceFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ContainerInherit -bor [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ObjectInherit
        $propagationFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.PropagationFlags]::None
        $permType = [System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlType]::Deny
        $permission = "everyone","write",$inheritanceFlag,$propagationFlag,$permType
        $accessRule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule $permission
        $acl | Set-Acl $targetDir
    $packageName = 'osquery'
    $serviceName = 'osqueryd'
    $serviceDescription = 'osquery daemon service'
    $url = ''
    $progData =  [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('ProgramData')
    $targetFolder = Join-Path $progData 'osquery'
    $daemonFolder = Join-Path $targetFolder 'osqueryd'
    $targetDaemonBin = Join-Path $targetFolder 'osqueryd.exe'
    $destDaemonBin = Join-Path $daemonFolder 'osqueryd.exe'
    $destClientBin = Join-Path $targetFolder 'osqueryi.exe'
    $packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters
    $arguments = @{}
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName = $packageName
      url = $url
      unzipLocation = $targetFolder
      checkSum = '075D12A3E5BA9BBD689766DB2223D82C'
      checksumType = 'md5'
    # Now parse the packageParameters using good old regular expression
    if ($packageParameters) {
      $match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+)):(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- _\\:\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
      $option_name = 'option'
      $value_name = 'value'
      if ($packageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
        $results = $packageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
        $results.matches | % {
      else {
        Throw "Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)"
      if ($arguments.ContainsKey("InstallService")) {
        $installService = $true
    } else {
      Write-Debug "No Package Parameters Passed in"
    New-Item -Force -Type directory -Path $daemonFolder
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    # In order to run osqueryd as a service, we need to have a folder that has a
    # Deny Write ACL to everyone.
    Move-Item -Force -Path $targetDaemonBin -Destination $destDaemonBin
    Set-DenyWriteAcl $daemonFolder
    if ($installService -and (-not (Get-Service $serviceName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue))) {
      Write-Debug '[+] Installing osquery daemon service.'
      # If the 'install' parameter is passed, we create a Windows service with
      # the flag file in the default location in \ProgramData\osquery\
      New-Service -Name $serviceName -BinaryPathName "$destDaemonBin --flagfile=\ProgramData\osquery\osquery.flags" -DisplayName $serviceName -Description $serviceDescription -StartupType Automatic
    # Add the osquery install path to the users PATH, for ease of osqueryi use
    Install-ChocolateyPath -PathToInstall $targetFolder
    if (Test-Path $targetFolder) {
      Write-Output "osquery was successfully installed to $targetFolder."
    } else {
      Write-Output 'There was an error installing osquery.'
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $progData =  [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('ProgramData')
    $targetFolder = Join-Path $progData "osquery"
    $serviceName = 'osqueryd'
    # Remove the osquery path from the System PATH variable. Note: Here
    # we don't make use of our local vars, as Regex requires escaping the '\'
    $oldPath = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('Path', 'User')
    if ($oldPath -imatch [regex]::escape($targetFolder)) {
      $newPath = $oldPath -replace [regex]::escape($targetFolder),$NULL
      [System.Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('Path', $newPath, 'User')
    if ((Get-Service $serviceName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)) {
      Stop-Service $serviceName
      Set-Service $serviceName -startuptype 'manual'
      Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_Service -Filter "Name='osqueryd'" | Invoke-CimMethod -methodName Delete
    if (Test-Path $targetFolder) {
      Remove-Item -Force -Recurse $targetFolder
      if(Test-Path $targetFolder) {
        Write-Output 'osquery uninstallation was unsuccessful.'
      } else {
        Write-Output 'osquery was uninstalled successfully.'
    } else {
      Write-Output 'osquery was not found on the system. Nothing to do.'

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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
osquery 3.3.2 5518 Monday, January 28, 2019 approved
osquery 3.3.1 43435 Tuesday, October 2, 2018 approved
osquery 3.3.0 2989 Monday, August 20, 2018 approved
osquery 3.2.9 74579 Monday, July 2, 2018 approved
osquery 3.2.6 52130 Monday, July 2, 2018 approved
osquery 3.2.4 2907 Friday, May 4, 2018 approved
osquery 2.11.2 5509 Monday, February 5, 2018 approved
osquery 2.11.0 1844 Friday, January 12, 2018 approved
osquery 2.10.4 1655 Sunday, December 3, 2017 approved
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