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SetACL (Portable)

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SetACL (Portable)

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To install SetACL (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade SetACL (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall SetACL (Portable), 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 setacl -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 setacl -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 setacl installed
    name: setacl
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

See docs at

    Name: setacl,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install setacl version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 27 Apr 2017.


SetACL – Automate Permissions and Manage ACLs

Are you looking for a way to automate the management of Windows permissions? Do you need features like domain migration? Or support for paths longer than 260 character other tools cannot handle any more? In either case you have come to the right place.

SetACL comes in two variants: one, a command-line tool, ideal for use in scripts and batch files. Two, a COM DLL that is perfect for basically any programming language. Both are free.

What does SetACL do?

SetACL manages permissions, auditing and ownership information. It does everything the tools built into Windows do, and much more. It is inherently automatable and scriptable. The COM version provides the full functionality to any COM-enabled programming language (C#, Visual Basic, C++, Delphi, PowerShell, VBScript, …).

SetACL facilitates migrations, where re-acling is an essential step. It copies permissions between users or even domains. It can be used to hunt down unwanted permissions and mercilessly remove them. SetACL is the driving force in countless scripts, tested and proven. It is valued by administrators and developers alike. SetACL has been downloaded more than 400,000 times.

Read about SetACL’s feature set. A long list of cool stuff.

Now you will probably want to download the software.

Have a good look at the examples. They quickly show you how to use this tool.

If you have questions: consult the documentation. That should help.

You still have unanswered questions? Check out the list of frequently asked questions. The chances are good that someone already asked your question.

If you need support, a question in the forums might be a good idea.

$packageName    = 'setacl' 
$toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url            = ''
$checksum       = '09E34E294C95BA7967C5463ECA1ACB571B745620CC2F58527DD1C1F154436EE0'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'ZIP' 
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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