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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 8/24/2016.

Picassio is a PowerShell v3.0+ automated provisioning/deployment tool, which uses a single JSON file to determine what commands to execute.


The following are all supported by Picassio:

  • Install/upgrade/uninstall software/packages via Chocolatey, NPM, Bower or NuGet
  • Clone/checkout repositories from Git/SVN
  • Build projects/solutions using MSBuild
  • Run specified commands using either Command Prompt or PowerShell
  • Install/uninstall and stop/start Windows services
  • Copy files/folders with inclusions/exclusions
  • Create VMs using Vagrant
  • Add/remove entries from the hosts file
  • Add/remove website on IIS
  • Run node.js applications
  • Run tests via NUnit
  • Install/uninstall Windows (optional) features such as Web-Server for IIS
  • Ability to setup certificates in MMC
  • Run cake build scripts
  • Run SQL Server scripts or create/restore backups using PS-SQL
  • Run SQL scripts directly on a SQL Server
  • Can send emails
  • Ability to publish/generate scripts for SSDT
  • Support for Network Load Balancer
  • Extension modules can be written for third-parties
  • Run cookbooks and recipes using Chef

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

C:\> choco install picassio

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

C:\> choco upgrade picassio


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName= 'Picassio'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      url           = $url
    # Download Picassio
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    # Install Picassio
    $picassioPath = Join-Path $env:chocolateyPackageFolder 'tools/src'
    Push-Location $picassioPath
        $main = $pwd
        $tools = "$main\Tools"
        $modules = "$main\Modules"
        $extensions = "$main\Extensions"
        if (!(Test-Path $extensions))
            Write-Host "Creating '$extensions' directory."
            New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $extensions | Out-Null
        Write-Host 'Updating environment Path.'
        Install-ChocolateyPath -PathToInstall $main -PathType 'Machine'
        Write-Host 'Creating environment variables.'
        Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioModules' -VariableValue $modules -VariableType 'Machine'
        Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioExtensions' -VariableValue $extensions -VariableType 'Machine'
        $tools = "$tools\PicassioTools.psm1"
        Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioTools' -VariableValue $tools -VariableType 'Machine'
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    # Uninstall Picassio
    $picassioPath = Join-Path $env:chocolateyPackageFolder 'tools/src'
    Write-Host 'Removing Picassio from environment Path.'
    if (($env:Path.Contains($picassioPath)))
        $current = (Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Scope 'Machine')
        $current = $current.Replace($picassioPath, [string]::Empty)
        Set-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Value $current -Scope 'Machine'
        $env:PATH = $current
    Write-Host 'Removing environment variables.'
    Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioModules' -VariableType 'Machine'
    Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioExtensions' -VariableType 'Machine'
    Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioTools' -VariableType 'Machine'

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Badgerati


Copyright 2016


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Picassio 0.11.7 168 Saturday, July 30, 2016 approved
Picassio 0.11.6 217 Tuesday, July 26, 2016 approved

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