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Downloads:

1,142,632

Downloads of v 2.9.24:

804

Last Update:

18 Jun 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock

Tags:

boxstarter environment setup

Boxstarter

This is not the latest version of Boxstarter available.

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2.9.24 | Updated: 18 Jun 2017

Downloads:

1,142,632

Downloads of v 2.9.24:

804

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Wrock

Boxstarter 2.9.24

This is not the latest version of Boxstarter available.

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

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="'2.9.24'" [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="'2.9.24'" 
$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: '2.9.24'
    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  '2.9.24'
end

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


cChocoPackageInstaller boxstarter
{
    Name     = "boxstarter"
    Version  = "2.9.24"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

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


package { 'boxstarter':
  ensure   => '2.9.24',
  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 18 Jun 2017.

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 55961 Monday, June 12, 2023 Approved
Boxstarter 3.0.1 4577 Tuesday, June 6, 2023 Approved
Boxstarter 3.0.0 113278 Thursday, July 14, 2022 Approved
Boxstarter 3.0.0-beta-20220427-21 127 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Exempted
Boxstarter 2.13.0 222189 Thursday, October 15, 2020 Approved
Boxstarter 2.12.0 413642 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter 2.11.0 65371 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Approved
Boxstarter 2.10.3 52846 Thursday, July 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.26 6125 Monday, June 19, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.24 804 Sunday, June 18, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.14 6588 Friday, May 5, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.5 3685 Thursday, March 30, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.2 2140 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.9.0 648 Monday, March 27, 2017 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.29 31233 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.27 439 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.21 1095 Thursday, April 28, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.18 724 Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.12 1015 Thursday, April 21, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.8.0 1143 Friday, April 15, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.7.0 1862 Sunday, April 3, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.41 3798 Sunday, February 28, 2016 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.25 6682 Friday, December 18, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.20 604 Thursday, December 17, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.16 666 Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.2 739 Monday, December 14, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.6.0 521 Sunday, December 13, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.21 9030 Thursday, August 13, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.19 1952 Sunday, July 26, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.10 1878 Friday, July 10, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.3 1293 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.5.1 711 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.209 4674 Sunday, April 26, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.205 2042 Sunday, April 5, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.196 1512 Friday, March 20, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.188 1295 Monday, March 9, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.183 807 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.180 595 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.179 495 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.159 2776 Sunday, January 18, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.157 682 Thursday, January 15, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.152 884 Monday, January 12, 2015 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.149 1385 Friday, December 26, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.146 562 Friday, December 26, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.128 1997 Thursday, November 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.123 3809 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.110 893 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.93 837 Friday, September 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.88 1066 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.87 551 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.80 2821 Monday, August 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.76 578 Sunday, August 3, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.70 706 Thursday, July 31, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.67 831 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.61 690 Monday, July 28, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.57 537 Sunday, July 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.54 703 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.53 517 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.51 541 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.48 575 Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.46 658 Saturday, July 19, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.41 717 Sunday, July 13, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.39 505 Sunday, July 13, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.38 478 Saturday, July 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.35 496 Saturday, July 12, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.32 493 Friday, July 11, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.29 1214 Friday, July 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.26 977 Monday, June 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.15 3187 Sunday, April 20, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.12 490 Friday, April 18, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.4 845 Saturday, April 5, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.4.0 512 Friday, April 4, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.24 1933 Saturday, February 1, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.15 645 Monday, January 27, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.13 556 Saturday, January 25, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.8 567 Thursday, January 23, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.3.0 593 Monday, January 20, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.78 762 Thursday, January 9, 2014 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.59 856 Sunday, December 29, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.23 899 Saturday, December 14, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.16 550 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.15 598 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
Boxstarter 2.2.12 522 Friday, December 13, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.2.0 592 Thursday, December 12, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.1.0 670 Saturday, November 30, 2013 Approved
BoxStarter 2.0.25 544 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Approved

  • Update vendored chocolatey to stable 0.10.7
  • Update vendored chocolatey to stable 0.10.5
  • Add required tags element to boxstarter.common nuspec
  • Fix Set-ExplorerOption argument names
  • Fix Nuspec dependencies to be exact
  • Update vendored chocolatey to stable 0.10.4
  • Randomize package names generated from script to avoid file locks
  • Update vendored Chocolatey to 0.10.4 beta
  • Add Icon toggling of task bar notifications in Set-TaskbarOptions
  • Fix registry key name in Set-TaskbarOptions on some Windows 10 versions
  • Fix Default of RebootOk in boxstarter shell
  • Stop powershell profile loading when in powershell v2
Discussion for the Boxstarter Package

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