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InstEd (Install Edit)

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InstEd (Install Edit)

This is not the latest version of InstEd (Install Edit) available.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install InstEd (Install Edit), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade InstEd (Install Edit), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall InstEd (Install Edit), 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 insted -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [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 insted -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install insted
    name: insted
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

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

See docs at

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'insted':
  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.

This package was approved by moderator mwrock on 26 Oct 2014.


InstEd is a free MSI editor built for professionals. InstEd makes working with files fast and easy.

If you use Orca, you will love InstEd. If you use some of the more expensive tools, you may find that InstEd makes you more productive for the bread and butter packaging tasks.


  • Build cabs from the Media table. Right click a Media table entry to see the files belonging to that cab, or to rebuild the cab.
  • Multi-file editing using tabs. Built from the ground up to handle multiple files, everything from searching to validation can be applied to more than one file at a time.
  • Easy navigation. All relationships within the database are displayed and clickable for easy navigation.
  • Accurate editing. Changes to a field are optionally cascaded to all dependent fields. So, for example, renaming a component can have all references updated.
  • Change highlighting. All changes to an mst are highlighted. Msi files can be compared to highlight the differences. And by comparing an msi to itself while the msi is being edited, change tracking can be performed on an msi.
  • Easy validation. Validation profiles allow full flexibility to apply ICEs from more than one CUB to many files at once, allowing for easy Quality Assurance of many files at once.
  • Transform Chaining. See at a glance all the changes that a sequence of transforms make.

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
InstEd (Install Edit) 1656 Monday, April 1, 2013 Approved

  • Bug Fix: Changing tables when the focused field has an index larger than the new table's field count no longer crashes InstEd. Introduced with the only briefly available
  • Feature: Ships with validation files from the Windows SDK for Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
  • Feature: When pasting rows, there is now the option to specify which key field to modify to prevent duplicates.
  • Feature: Component table now has informational columns for target and source path.
  • Feature: Count of selected row is shown.
  • Feature: Context menu on a cell provides a Find function which initialises the Find dialog with that cell's value, Table and Column.
  • Usability: Doesn't fail when trying to change a string column's length in the schema editor to greater than 255.
  • Usability: Automatically adds the IniFile and Registry tables if they are missing when importing .reg and .ini files.
  • Usability: IniFile table rows added when importing a .ini file via the Components tab will now use the component's Directory_ entry rather than TARGETDIR.
  • Usability: Deleting a CustomAction entry will remove it from the sequence tables.
  • Usability: Information columns that contain file paths are sorted with files in a directory listed before subdirectories.
  • Usability: Sorting informational path columns on large msis takes about a quarter of the time.
  • Usability: Added an option to make external cabs available for external tool commands operating on an mst saved as an msi. In this way the external cabs accompany the temporary msi generated from the mst.
  • Usability: F1 in the Summary Info Stream dialog launches the msdn Sumary Information Property Description page in a browser window.
  • Usability: Empty tables are consistently hidden by default when a file is loaded.
  • Correctness: Files with no language will have a null Language value instead of 0 when updating the file details.
  • Bug Fix: File->Save As allows editing of the saved file without having to close and open it.
  • Bug Fix: Successfully opens msi's on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

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