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Downloads of v 2.4.67:


Last Update:

30 Jul 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock


Boxstarter chocolatey environment setup


This is not the latest version of Boxstarter available.

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2.4.67 | Updated: 30 Jul 2014



Downloads of v 2.4.67:


Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock

Boxstarter 2.4.67

This is not the latest version of Boxstarter available.

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  • 2
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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Unknown

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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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:


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 boxstarter -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.4.67'" [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="'2.4.67'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install boxstarter
    name: boxstarter
    version: '2.4.67'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'boxstarter' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.4.67'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller boxstarter
    Name     = "boxstarter"
    Version  = "2.4.67"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'boxstarter':
  ensure   => '2.4.67',
  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 as a trusted package on 27 Nov 2014.


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.

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
Boxstarter 3.0.0-beta-20220427-21 91 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Exempted
Boxstarter 2.13.0 220381 Thursday, October 15, 2020 Approved
Boxstarter 2.12.0 412685 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter 2.11.0 65289 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter 2.10.3 52786 Thursday, July 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.26 6062 Monday, June 19, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.24 755 Sunday, June 18, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.14 6538 Friday, May 5, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.5 3634 Thursday, March 30, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.2 2071 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.0 591 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.29 31171 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.27 385 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.21 1036 Thursday, April 28, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.18 673 Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.12 960 Thursday, April 21, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.0 1095 Friday, April 15, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.7.0 1812 Sunday, April 3, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.41 3743 Sunday, February 28, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.25 6621 Friday, December 18, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.20 544 Thursday, December 17, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.16 617 Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.2 681 Monday, December 14, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.0 460 Sunday, December 13, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.21 8965 Thursday, August 13, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.19 1894 Sunday, July 26, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.10 1827 Friday, July 10, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.3 1218 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.1 652 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.209 4622 Sunday, April 26, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.205 1984 Sunday, April 5, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.196 1460 Friday, March 20, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.188 1236 Monday, March 9, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.183 751 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.180 524 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.179 438 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.159 2719 Sunday, January 18, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.157 625 Thursday, January 15, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.152 823 Monday, January 12, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.149 1334 Friday, December 26, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.146 506 Friday, December 26, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.128 1937 Thursday, November 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.123 3756 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.110 829 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.93 774 Friday, September 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.88 1006 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.87 484 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.80 2755 Monday, August 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.76 516 Sunday, August 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.70 647 Thursday, July 31, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.67 768 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.61 632 Monday, July 28, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.57 479 Sunday, July 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.54 633 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.53 458 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.51 478 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.48 505 Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.46 595 Saturday, July 19, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.41 659 Sunday, July 13, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.39 442 Sunday, July 13, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.38 427 Saturday, July 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.35 438 Saturday, July 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.32 441 Friday, July 11, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.29 1165 Friday, July 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.26 926 Monday, June 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.15 3138 Sunday, April 20, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.12 439 Friday, April 18, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.4 778 Saturday, April 5, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.0 453 Friday, April 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.24 1884 Saturday, February 1, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.15 591 Monday, January 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.13 500 Saturday, January 25, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.8 522 Thursday, January 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.0 542 Monday, January 20, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.78 695 Thursday, January 9, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.59 802 Sunday, December 29, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.23 837 Saturday, December 14, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.16 491 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.15 534 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.12 470 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.2.0 532 Thursday, December 12, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.1.0 608 Saturday, November 30, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.0.25 485 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Approved

  • copy the root path passed to New_BoxstarerPackage
    - add a DisableRestart parameter which will suppress the restart file and UAC enabling
    - Greatly improve progress messaging during windows updates runs
    - Fix hang scenarios when waiting for remote machine to reboot and landing in a pending reboot state shortly after reboot
    - Support for auto login and restart in winrm sessions
    - Fix issue with remote check causing an indefinite loop
    - Silencing some handled errors and keep them from leaking to the pipeline
    - Reduce WMI calls and Improve performance of testing if the current session is remote
    - When forcing the install of the outer boxstarter package, make sure to delete the last install from the right repo
    - Check scheduled task output for pending reboots after a remote windows update since 32 bit processes cant read the wsus registry keys
    - Fix Remote check when running as a servise
    - System user logs to programdata
    - when accessing a 64 bit machine from a 32bit process, the windowsupdate reg key is hidden so skip it
    - Bubble up errors from windows update
    - Provide the same scheduled task wrapping for winrm as we do for ps remoting
    - fix explorer restart when there is no explorer process
    - Correcting fallback Chocolatey install path to match release
    - Fixing typo param name in redirect call to set-WindowsExplorerOptions
    - Fix InvalidArgument from Set-TaskbarOptions when using lock or unlock params
    - Fix issues where explorer terminates and cannot restart after caling one of the winconfig functions
    - Import azure module from the pipeline to avoid errors when loading
    - Suppress errors when reenabling windows update in case they had alrady been reenabled
    - Fix mis encoded dash in Install-Boxstarterackage
    - Fix issues when Chocolatey packages create a new module and call chocolatey functions from that module
    - When building packages, skip folders without a nuspec instead of throwing an error
    - Only restart the explore process of the current user when calling windows config functions
    - Fixing .net 4.5 install for local installs
    - Fixing TestRunner module loading for PSv2 clients
    - Add the following windows config features:
    - Enable/Disable showing charms when mouse is in the upper right corner
    - Enable/Disable switching apps when pointing in the upper left corner
    - Enable/Disable the option to launch powershell from win-x
    - Enable/Disable boot to desktop
    - Enable/Disable desktop background on the start screen
    - Enable/Disable showing the start screen on the active display
    - Enable/Disable showing the Apps View by default on the start screen
    - Enable/Disable searching everywhere in apps view. Not just apps.
    - Enable/Disable showing desktop apps first in results
    - Lock/Unlock task bar
    - Change taskbar icon size
    - Change location of taskbar docking
    - Add test and publish automation that can point to remote deployment targets
    - Provide build scripts for integration of tests and publishing in CI servers
    - Include configured nuget sources and local repo to all chocolatey install calls and not just the initial package
    - Fix enabling powershell remoting via WMI when password has ampersands
    - Avoid explorer.exe crashes when configuring explorer options
    - Fix Hyper-V heartbeat check in non US locales
    - Fix Azure module loading in 32 bit consoles
    - Fix shell shortcuts when user name has a space
    - Fix Azure VM Checkpoint listing when there are more than one VM in a service
    - Install .net 4.5 ONLY without affecting IIS settings when .net 4 is not present
    - Fix Azure VM integration when multiple subscriptions are present
    - Allow remote installs to be run by a non amin user
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