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Downloads:

1,149,993

Downloads of v 2.5.21:

9,031

Last Update:

13 Aug 2015

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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2.5.21 | Updated: 13 Aug 2015

Downloads:

1,149,993

Downloads of v 2.5.21:

9,031

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock

Boxstarter 2.5.21

This is not the latest version of Boxstarter available.

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  • 2
  • 3

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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="'2.5.21'" [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="'2.5.21'" 
$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: '2.5.21'
    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  '2.5.21'
end

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


cChocoPackageInstaller boxstarter
{
    Name     = "boxstarter"
    Version  = "2.5.21"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

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


package { 'boxstarter':
  ensure   => '2.5.21',
  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 13 Aug 2015.

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.


tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
try { 
    Write-Host "To load all Boxstarter Modules immediately, just enter 'BoxstarterShell'." -ForegroundColor Yellow
    Write-Host "Interested in Windows Azure VM integration? Run CINST Boxstarter.Azure to install Boxstarter's Azure integration."
} catch {
    throw $_.exception
}

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 3.0.2 56953 Monday, June 12, 2023 Approved
Boxstarter 3.0.1 4605 Tuesday, June 6, 2023 Approved
Boxstarter 3.0.0 113363 Thursday, July 14, 2022 Approved
Boxstarter 3.0.0-beta-20220427-21 129 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Exempted
Boxstarter 2.13.0 222245 Thursday, October 15, 2020 Approved
Boxstarter 2.12.0 413651 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter 2.11.0 65374 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter 2.10.3 52848 Thursday, July 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.26 6130 Monday, June 19, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.24 807 Sunday, June 18, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.14 6590 Friday, May 5, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.5 3687 Thursday, March 30, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.2 2142 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.0 652 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.29 31236 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.27 441 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.21 1097 Thursday, April 28, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.18 725 Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.12 1016 Thursday, April 21, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.0 1145 Friday, April 15, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.7.0 1865 Sunday, April 3, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.41 3799 Sunday, February 28, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.25 6683 Friday, December 18, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.20 605 Thursday, December 17, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.16 667 Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.2 741 Monday, December 14, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.0 523 Sunday, December 13, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.21 9031 Thursday, August 13, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.19 1954 Sunday, July 26, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.10 1880 Friday, July 10, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.3 1295 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.1 716 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.209 4676 Sunday, April 26, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.205 2044 Sunday, April 5, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.196 1514 Friday, March 20, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.188 1297 Monday, March 9, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.183 810 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.180 596 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.179 497 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.159 2778 Sunday, January 18, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.157 684 Thursday, January 15, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.152 888 Monday, January 12, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.149 1388 Friday, December 26, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.146 564 Friday, December 26, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.128 1998 Thursday, November 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.123 3812 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.110 896 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.93 838 Friday, September 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.88 1068 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.87 553 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.80 2823 Monday, August 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.76 580 Sunday, August 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.70 708 Thursday, July 31, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.67 833 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.61 691 Monday, July 28, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.57 541 Sunday, July 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.54 704 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.53 519 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.51 543 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.48 576 Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.46 659 Saturday, July 19, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.41 720 Sunday, July 13, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.39 506 Sunday, July 13, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.38 479 Saturday, July 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.35 498 Saturday, July 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.32 495 Friday, July 11, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.29 1217 Friday, July 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.26 978 Monday, June 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.15 3188 Sunday, April 20, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.12 492 Friday, April 18, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.4 846 Saturday, April 5, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.0 515 Friday, April 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.24 1938 Saturday, February 1, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.15 646 Monday, January 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.13 558 Saturday, January 25, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.8 569 Thursday, January 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.0 596 Monday, January 20, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.78 763 Thursday, January 9, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.59 858 Sunday, December 29, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.23 901 Saturday, December 14, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.16 555 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.15 599 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.12 525 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.2.0 593 Thursday, December 12, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.1.0 672 Saturday, November 30, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.0.25 546 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Approved

  • Fix packages breaking when calling choco functions inside a custom module
  • Fix hang detection in scheduled task detecting hangs prematurely
  • Fix auto login failures after first run
  • Fix Enable-BoxstarterVM on Windows 10
  • Return a more actionable error message when Enable-RemoteDesktop fails
  • Fix 7zip installed in private chocolatey install
  • Ensure choco bin is ahead of boxstarter vendored choco bin on the path and dont copy redirect shims to choco bin even if choco is not preinstalled.
  • Provide better isolation between Boxstarter and User Chocolatey installations.
  • Run scheduled tasks in the same directory where it is invoked.
  • Default Windows Update criteria now only installs critical updates.
  • Force elevated shell during setup.bat installer.
Discussion for the Boxstarter Package

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