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Downloads of v 3.2:


Last Update:

30 Apr 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Flemming Varmer


windows update cmdline


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3.2 | Updated: 30 Apr 2023



Downloads of v 3.2:



Software Author(s):

  • Flemming Varmer

ABC-Update 3.2

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Failed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install ABC-Update, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade ABC-Update, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall ABC-Update, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade abc-update -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 abc-update -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install abc-update
    name: abc-update
    version: '3.2'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'abc-update' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.2'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller abc-update
    Name     = "abc-update"
    Version  = "3.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'abc-update':
  ensure   => '3.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 30 Apr 2023.


Command-line tool that helps you control the Microsoft Update operations.


  • install updates on demand
  • define max number of reboots
  • use filtering options to select updates based on patch dates, KB Articles, and update categories.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'ABC-Update'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = 'http://abc-deploy.com/Files/ABC-Update.zip'
$url64      = 'http://abc-deploy.com/Files/ABC-Update.zip'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64

  checksum      = '0028229e87806440a651f27f45a67058505f1cc3a93bf2941dbf3d2d6568bd84'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = '0028229e87806440a651f27f45a67058505f1cc3a93bf2941dbf3d2d6568bd84'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
ABC-Update 3.1 12787 Monday, March 13, 2023 Approved
ABC-Update 3.0.1 22419 Monday, January 23, 2023 Approved
ABC-Update 3.0.0 5990 Monday, January 9, 2023 Approved
ABC-Update 2.3.2 84700 Sunday, July 17, 2022 Approved
ABC-Update 2.3.1 44453 Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Approved
ABC-Update 2.3 23142 Sunday, May 1, 2022 Approved
ABC-Update 2.2.9 232236 Friday, September 17, 2021 Approved
ABC-Update 2.2.8 62682 Sunday, August 1, 2021 Approved
ABC-Update 2.2.7 143255 Monday, July 5, 2021 Approved
ABC-Update 2.2.4 50477 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Approved
ABC-Update 2.2.3 2638 Saturday, October 24, 2020 Approved
ABC-Update 2.2.2 107741 Sunday, November 17, 2019 Approved
ABC-Update 2.2.1 5827 Sunday, July 7, 2019 Approved
ABC-Update 2.2.0 1999 Sunday, April 7, 2019 Approved
ABC-Update 2.1.4 2179 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Approved
ABC-Update 2.1.3 929 Sunday, May 20, 2018 Approved
ABC-Update 2.1.2 969 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Approved
ABC-Update 2.1.0 2271 Thursday, December 7, 2017 Approved
ABC-Update 2.0.6 727 Monday, November 6, 2017 Approved
ABC-Update 2.0.5 833 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Approved
ABC-Update 2.0.4 704 Thursday, July 6, 2017 Approved
ABC-Update 2.0.2 1054 Sunday, March 5, 2017 Approved
ABC-Update 2.0.1 681 Friday, December 23, 2016 Approved
ABC-Update 1.9.2 1198 Sunday, September 25, 2016 Approved
ABC-Update 1196 Saturday, May 16, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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