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Last Update:

20 Aug 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mark Russinovich
  • Bryce Cogswell


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2014.08.18 | Updated: 20 Aug 2014



Downloads of v 2014.08.18:


Software Author(s):

  • Mark Russinovich
  • Bryce Cogswell

Sysinternals 2014.08.18

This is not the latest version of Sysinternals available.

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


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


To uninstall Sysinternals, 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 sysinternals -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 sysinternals -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 sysinternals installed
    name: sysinternals
    state: present
    version: 2014.08.18
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

chocolatey_package 'sysinternals' do
  action    :install
  version  '2014.08.18'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: sysinternals,
    Version: 2014.08.18,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller sysinternals
   Name     = 'sysinternals'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2014.08.18'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'sysinternals':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2014.08.18',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install sysinternals version="2014.08.18" 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 as a trusted package on 31 Jan 2015.


The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single suite of tools. This file contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files. It does not contain non-troubleshooting tools like the BSOD Screen Saver or NotMyFault

try {
  $packageName = 'sysinternals'
  $url = ''

  $binRoot = Get-BinRoot
  Write-Debug "Bin Root is $binRoot"
  $installDir = Join-Path "$binRoot" "$packageName"

  Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $installDir

  Install-ChocolateyPath $installDir 'User'

  # Delete any existing batch files from an earlier install

  if ($env:chocolateyinstall -ne $null) {
    $nugetBin = join-path $env:chocolateyinstall 'bin'
    $files = get-childitem $installDir -include *.exe -recurse
    foreach ($file in $files) {
      try {
          $batchFile = join-path $nugetBin ($file.Name.Replace(".exe",".bat").Replace(".EXE",".bat"))
          if(test-path $batchFile){
            remove-item $batchFile
      }catch {}
  # Add most widely used apps to start menu
  # Pull request 228 not merged yet - - hopefully this is obsolete, because it cannot change the target name.
  # Install-ChocolateyPinnedItem "$installDir\procexp.exe"

  $appData = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::ApplicationData)
  $destPath = Join-Path "$appData" "Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\"
  $destLink = Join-Path "$destPath" "Process Explorer.lnk"

  $shell = New-Object -comObject WScript.Shell
  $shortcut = $shell.CreateShortcut($destLink)
  $shortcut.TargetPath = Join-Path "$installDir" "procexp.exe"
  # You can add more here

  Write-ChocolateySuccess 'sysinternals'
} catch {
  Write-ChocolateyFailure 'sysinternals' $($_.Exception.Message)

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Sysinternals 2020.9.18 90459 Friday, September 18, 2020 Approved
Sysinternals 2020.9.17 8869 Thursday, September 17, 2020 Approved
Sysinternals 2020.7.15 86952 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Approved
Sysinternals 2020.6.24 37476 Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Approved
Sysinternals 2020.4.28 92541 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Approved
Sysinternals 2019.12.19 248914 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Approved
Sysinternals 2019.12.11 42094 Thursday, December 12, 2019 Approved
Sysinternals 2019.9.23 119060 Monday, September 23, 2019 Approved
Sysinternals 2019.9.16 21735 Monday, September 16, 2019 Approved

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