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28 Mar 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Rob Mensching
  • Bob Arnson


wix toolset msi xml admin

WiX Toolset

This is a prerelease version of WiX Toolset. | Updated: 28 Mar 2017



Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • Rob Mensching
  • Bob Arnson

WiX Toolset

This is a prerelease version of WiX Toolset.

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


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


To uninstall WiX Toolset, 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 wixtoolset -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 wixtoolset -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 wixtoolset installed
    name: wixtoolset
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

chocolatey_package 'wixtoolset' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: wixtoolset,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller wixtoolset
   Name     = 'wixtoolset'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install wixtoolset version="" 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 is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

The Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code. The toolset supports a command line environment that developers may integrate into their build processes to build MSI and MSM setup packages. The WiX toolset CodePlex project stores the stable releases and Mercurial repository.

$packageParameters = @{
  PackageName = 'wixtoolset'
  FileType = 'exe'
  SilentArgs = '/q'
  Url = ''
  ValidExitCodes = @(0)
  Checksum = '407e00a2c8787c347e6963091d066b0e2530866a161a59a88c56817cf88e9367'
  ChecksumType = 'Sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageParameters
$packageName = 'wixtoolset'
$silentArgs = '/uninstall /quiet'

$osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits

# Remove not needed folder with binaries
if ($osBitness -eq 64) {
  $uninstallRegKey = 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{96f2cba3-1b26-4e8c-8bef-eeae7259b99d}'
} else {
  $uninstallRegKey = 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{96f2cba3-1b26-4e8c-8bef-eeae7259b99d}'

$uninstallPath = (Get-ItemProperty $uninstallRegKey).BundleCachePath

Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -exeToRun $uninstallPath -statements $silentArgs

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
WiX Toolset 3.11.1 43581 Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Approved
WiX Toolset 10339 Saturday, May 6, 2017 Approved
WiX Toolset 300 Monday, April 24, 2017 Approved
WiX Toolset 470 Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Approved
WiX Toolset 336 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Exempted
WiX Toolset 2356 Monday, April 24, 2017 Approved
WiX Toolset 2823 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Approved
WiX Toolset 7266 Monday, June 13, 2016 Approved
WiX Toolset 1336 Saturday, March 12, 2016 Approved

Information on this release can be found in the following blog post:

This package has no dependencies.

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