Downloads of v 2.4.12:


Last Update:

19 Apr 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock


Boxstarter bootstrapper environment setup VM virtualization HyperV

Boxstarter HyperV Module

This is not the latest version of Boxstarter HyperV Module available.

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2.4.12 | Updated: 19 Apr 2014



Downloads of v 2.4.12:


Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock

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Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.4.12

This is not the latest version of Boxstarter HyperV Module available.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Boxstarter HyperV Module, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Boxstarter HyperV Module, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Boxstarter HyperV Module, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

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 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 boxstarter.hyperv -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.4.12'" [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 boxstarter.hyperv -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.4.12'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install boxstarter.hyperv
    name: boxstarter.hyperv
    version: '2.4.12'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'boxstarter.hyperv' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.4.12'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller boxstarter.hyperv
    Name     = "boxstarter.hyperv"
    Version  = "2.4.12"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'boxstarter.hyperv':
  ensure   => '2.4.12',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Nov 2014.


Boxstarter's HyperV module includes functionality for targeting Hyper-V guest VMs with the ability to automatically configure them for remote installation and to create or restore snapshots at installation time.

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
Boxstarter HyperV Module 3.0.0-beta-20220427-21 78 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Exempted
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.13.0 149381 Thursday, October 15, 2020 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.12.0 383320 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.11.0 63585 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.10.3 51116 Thursday, August 31, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.9.26 5099 Monday, June 19, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter HyperV Module 2.9.24 710 Sunday, June 18, 2017 Approved

  • When building packages, skip folders without a nuspec instead of throwing an error
    - Only restart the explore process of the current user when calling windows config functions
    - Fixing .net 4.5 install for local installs
    - Fixing TestRunner module loading for PSv2 clients
    - Add the following windows config features:
    - Enable/Disable showing charms when mouse is in the upper right corner
    - Enable/Disable switching apps when pointing in the upper left corner
    - Enable/Disable the option to launch powershell from win-x
    - Enable/Disable boot to desktop
    - Enable/Disable desktop background on the start screen
    - Enable/Disable showing the start screen on the active display
    - Enable/Disable showing the Apps View by default on the start screen
    - Enable/Disable searching everywhere in apps view. Not just apps.
    - Enable/Disable showing desktop apps first in results
    - Lock/Unlock task bar
    - Change taskbar icon size
    - Change location of taskbar docking
    - Add test and publish automation that can point to remote deployment targets
    - Provide build scripts for integration of tests and publishing in CI servers
    - Include configured nuget sources and local repo to all chocolatey install calls and not just the initial package
    - Fix enabling powershell remoting via WMI when password has ampersands
    - Avoid explorer.exe crashes when configuring explorer options
    - Fix Hyper-V heartbeat check in non US locales
    - Fix Azure module loading in 32 bit consoles
    - Fix shell shortcuts when user name has a space
    - Fix Azure VM Checkpoint listing when there are more than one VM in a service
    - Install .net 4.5 ONLY without affecting IIS settings when .net 4 is not present
    - Fix Azure VM integration when multiple subscriptions are present
    - Allow remote installs to be run by a non amin user
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