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18 Apr 2017

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Software Author(s):

  • Spiceworks


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Spiceworks Agent Shell (Install)

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0.2.23 | Updated: 18 Apr 2017



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Software Author(s):

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Spiceworks Agent Shell (Install) 0.2.23

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

The problems at the Spiceworks website appear to have been resolved that allows Choco to download the package. Can this package be exempted from automated testing as it will fail without a /sitekey being passed.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Spiceworks Agent Shell (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Spiceworks Agent Shell (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Spiceworks Agent Shell (Install), 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 spiceworks-agent-shell -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 spiceworks-agent-shell -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 spiceworks-agent-shell
    name: spiceworks-agent-shell
    version: '0.2.23'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'spiceworks-agent-shell' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.2.23'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller spiceworks-agent-shell
    Name     = "spiceworks-agent-shell"
    Version  = "0.2.23"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'spiceworks-agent-shell':
  ensure   => '0.2.23',
  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.

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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 20 Apr 2017.


Spiceworks Agent is a tool that allows IOD IT Administrators to view details about your computer's configuration - What software is installed, if your anti-virus software is up to date, how much memory is in your machine, etc. The information collected is used for a variety of purposes, such as:

  • Determining when your machine needs to be replaced or upgraded
  • Tracking when your machine's warranty expires
  • Tracking when your computer is having hardware malfunctions.

NOTE: This package will fail to install without providing a site key at the time of install using the following parameter:

/site_key:"<your site key>"



Write-Verbose "Stopping the Spiceworks Agent Shell Service service"
Stop-Service -Name 'AgentShellService' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'spiceworks-agent-shell'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  url           = $url

  softwareName  = 'agent shell'

  checksum      = 'DB1FAED669E41523A90FBC5AD16E16E585E51CD98E948FB35D228D63671F2AD6'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

# determine if we need the /sitekey parameter by checking if the package already installed
$upgrade = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs.SoftwareName
Write-Debug "Found $($key.count) registry keys - $key"
if ($key.count -eq 0) {
	# package not installed - we need the /sitekey
	Write-Debug "Package not installed - need /sitekey"

	$arguments = @{}
	$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters

	if ($packageParameters) {
		$match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+)):(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- _\\:\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
		$option_name = 'option'
		$value_name = 'value'

		if ($packageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
			$results = $packageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
			$results.matches | % {
	  	else {
			Throw "Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)"

	  	if ($arguments.ContainsKey("sitekey")) {
			Write-Host "SiteKey Argument Found - $($arguments["sitekey"])"
	else {
	  Throw "Package Parameter '/sitekey' not passed in."

	$packageArgs.silentArgs = "/qn SITE_KEY=`"$($arguments["sitekey"])`" /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
else {
	$upgrade = $true
	Write-Verbose "Package already installed so this is a reinstall or upgrade - /sitekey not needed"

Write-Debug "This would be the Chocolatey Silent Arguments: $($packageArgs.silentArgs)"
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Write-Verbose "Starting the Spiceworks Agent Shell Service service"
Start-Service -Name 'AgentShellService' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null

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