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Downloads:

1,127,743

Downloads of v 2.1.0:

655

Last Update:

30 Nov 2013

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock

Tags:

boxstarter chocolatey environment setup

BoxStarter

This is not the latest version of BoxStarter available.

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2.1.0 | Updated: 30 Nov 2013

Downloads:

1,127,743

Downloads of v 2.1.0:

655

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock

BoxStarter 2.1.0

This is not the latest version of BoxStarter available.

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Not All Tests Have Passed


Validation Testing Unknown


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Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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

>

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

>

To uninstall BoxStarter, 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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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 -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.1.0'" [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 -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.1.0'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install boxstarter
  win_chocolatey:
    name: boxstarter
    version: '2.1.0'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'boxstarter' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.1.0'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller boxstarter
{
    Name     = "boxstarter"
    Version  = "2.1.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'boxstarter':
  ensure   => '2.1.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

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

Description

Repeatable, reboot resilient windows environment installations made easy using Chocolatey packages. When its time to repave either bare metal or virtualized instances, locally or on a remote machine, Boxstarter can automate both trivial and highly complex installations. Compatible with all Windows versions from Windows 7/2008 R2 forward.


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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 3.0.2 54157 Monday, June 12, 2023 Approved
Boxstarter 3.0.1 4527 Tuesday, June 6, 2023 Approved
Boxstarter 3.0.0 113151 Thursday, July 14, 2022 Approved
Boxstarter 3.0.0-beta-20220427-21 120 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Exempted
Boxstarter 2.13.0 222098 Thursday, October 15, 2020 Approved
Boxstarter 2.12.0 413561 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter 2.11.0 65359 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter 2.10.3 52831 Thursday, July 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.26 6114 Monday, June 19, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.24 793 Sunday, June 18, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.14 6574 Friday, May 5, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.5 3674 Thursday, March 30, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.2 2126 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.0 634 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.29 31219 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.27 426 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.21 1082 Thursday, April 28, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.18 709 Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.12 1004 Thursday, April 21, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.0 1131 Friday, April 15, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.7.0 1848 Sunday, April 3, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.41 3786 Sunday, February 28, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.25 6667 Friday, December 18, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.20 593 Thursday, December 17, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.16 656 Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.2 728 Monday, December 14, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.0 507 Sunday, December 13, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.21 9021 Thursday, August 13, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.19 1939 Sunday, July 26, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.10 1868 Friday, July 10, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.3 1280 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.1 698 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.209 4662 Sunday, April 26, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.205 2031 Sunday, April 5, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.196 1503 Friday, March 20, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.188 1281 Monday, March 9, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.183 796 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.180 583 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.179 482 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.159 2763 Sunday, January 18, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.157 671 Thursday, January 15, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.152 871 Monday, January 12, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.149 1374 Friday, December 26, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.146 547 Friday, December 26, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.128 1982 Thursday, November 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.123 3799 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.110 879 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.93 824 Friday, September 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.88 1054 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.87 536 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.80 2804 Monday, August 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.76 565 Sunday, August 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.70 694 Thursday, July 31, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.67 815 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.61 676 Monday, July 28, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.57 523 Sunday, July 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.54 688 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.53 506 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.51 529 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.48 559 Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.46 643 Saturday, July 19, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.41 706 Sunday, July 13, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.39 494 Sunday, July 13, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.38 464 Saturday, July 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.35 484 Saturday, July 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.32 481 Friday, July 11, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.29 1202 Friday, July 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.26 965 Monday, June 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.15 3174 Sunday, April 20, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.12 478 Friday, April 18, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.4 828 Saturday, April 5, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.0 496 Friday, April 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.24 1921 Saturday, February 1, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.15 632 Monday, January 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.13 542 Saturday, January 25, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.8 554 Thursday, January 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.0 580 Monday, January 20, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.78 747 Thursday, January 9, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.59 844 Sunday, December 29, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.23 886 Saturday, December 14, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.16 540 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.15 587 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.12 506 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.2.0 580 Thursday, December 12, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.1.0 655 Saturday, November 30, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.0.25 533 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Approved

  • Support installing to multiple machines in one command. ComputerName, ConnectionURI and Session parameters are now Arrays.
    - Support Pipeline input of ComputerNames, ConnectionURIs and Sessions.
    - Output installation results to a PSObject for each installed machine.
    - Move most "Tracing" output to the Verbose stream.
    - Add the ability to silence and log chocolatey output to Boxstarter.log.
    - Dont touch UAC or AutoLogon registry keys on remote installs.
    - Improve Remote Reboot detection and suppressing reapeted connection creations while remote machine is installing windows updates.
    - Fix overriding organization update servers ith the public Windows Update server.
    - Fix remoting configuration when client has assigned Trusted Hosts to a global wildcard.
    - Improve reliability of .net 4.5 installation as Chocolatey prerequisite particularly when running on a newly installed OS.
    - Fixed alot of typos and proably added some new ones.
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