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Downloads of v


Last Update:

13 Jul 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • HW group


hercules network udp tcp serial tester

Hercules Utility

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • HW group

Hercules Utility

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Hercules Utility, 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

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 hercules -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 hercules -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 hercules
    name: hercules
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'hercules' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller hercules
    Name     = "hercules"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'hercules':
  ensure   => '',
  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.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator mkevenaar on 26 Jul 2020.


Hercules SETUP utility

Serial port terminal (COM5 and higher support)
TCP/IP Client terminal (similar to "Telnet")
TCP/IP Server "terminal"
UDP "terminal"

md5: 57F0EB0AFCBAEA023067C4D5B51E6E85 | sha1: D0F7D12B011BF99588721004A00263E3EE8FAA72 | sha256: AC3A503E94F241344F10F178FE378AC1F945CCD71A88C575622D91B376E3B6EC | sha512: AA225AD44FD9B00A0E128880F956E8596B6BD86FA44FD11F995B4DAB240385E54CDEF43165BDDFD819D2EDED9AF9EA7E8710D8F63A4EC37D9EA3E9AB4F2B357F

1. This software is FreeWare, but only if you respect the following conditions.
2. This software cannot be modified in any way without the HW group's permission.
3. Private license :
    Usage and distribution of this software for private use is not limited, but we will be glad, if you place our link ( or icon on your website or blog (see table below).
4. Commercial licence :
    Organisations or any other institutions can use and distribute the software ONLY if they publish a link to our website ( as described in the table on this SW product’s page..

    Publishing the WWW link:
    1. On the WWW pages of the company, which uses or distributes the SW.
    2. If the software is used or distributed along with other company's product, the link can be placed on the product's WWW page.
    3. Other link placement can be agreed with the HW group company via e-mail.

    If you distribute the software and you will not publish the link as described, you are in violation of our author's rights and we will take action according to the law.
    Possible links
    <table omissis>
5. Exclusion of warranties: The software is provided strictly "as is". without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including warranties of title, noninfringement, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. limitation of liability: in no event shall HW group nor its vendors be liable for any damages whatsoever (including without limitation loss of profits, loss of use, loss of data, interruptions of business, or lost information) arising out of the use of or inability to use the software, even if HW group has been advised of the possibility of such damages. some jurisdictions prohibit exclusion or limitation of liability for implied warranties or consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. you may also have other legal rights that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

The binary is available at:

To compare, run:

Invoke-WebRequest -OutFile hercules.3.2.8.exe
Get-FileHash .\hercules.3.2.8.exe -Algorithm SHA256
Get-FileHash .\hercules.exe -Algorithm SHA256

Both hashes should be:

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
Hercules Utility 1673 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Unknown

This package has no dependencies.

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