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(unofficial) choco:// Protocol support

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0.0.1 | Updated: 26 Dec 2018



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(unofficial) choco:// Protocol support 0.0.1

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To install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade choco-protocol-support -y --source="'STEP 3 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 choco-protocol-support -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure choco-protocol-support installed
    name: choco-protocol-support
    state: present
    version: 0.0.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'choco-protocol-support' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.0.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: choco-protocol-support,
    Version: 0.0.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller choco-protocol-support
   Name     = 'choco-protocol-support'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.0.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'choco-protocol-support':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.0.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install choco-protocol-support version="0.0.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 03 Jan 2019.


screenshot of choco-protocol-support

Implements installing of Chocolatey packages from the web using choco:// Protocol with choco-protocol-support.cmd (and Sudo).


choco-protocol-support is designed for those who aren't comfortable with the Command Prompt or just don't like to type much. choco-protocol-support allows you to install Chocolatey packages by simply clicking choco:// URLs in your web browser. choco-protocol-support is also useful for support professionals who know the difficulty of getting end users to type in commands correctly. Now you can give end users a URL via e-mail or corporate software web page to click and have a Chocolatey package installed!

If you like the convienance of this package, you should also check out Install Chocolatey Packages from your Web Browser which is very similar in concept as well as (unofficial) Chocolatey Shortcuts (Config). All three of these make installing Chocolatey packages very user friendly.


choco-protocol-support configures Windows to use choco://packagename URLs and pass them along to choco-protocol-support.cmd which then processes the URL and runs Chocolatey's cinst.exe ("choco install" shim) with help from Sudo to install the package. Lets hope this functionality gets built into a future version of Chocolatey and then this package can be deprecated. UPDATE: Added to Chocolatey 1.0.0 milestone!


Just click a choco://packagename URL on a web page and the package will install after one or two approval clicks.
Browser examples: Chrome | Firefox | Opera

Easy peasy, Chocolateasy!


(AKA Other fine 3rd party Chocolatey utilities by BCURRAN3)
choco://instchoco - (unofficial) InstChoco
choco://choco-package-list-backup - (unofficial) Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud
choco://choco-upgrade-all-at-startup - (unofficial) Choco Upgrade All at Startup
choco://choco-upgrade-all-at - (unofficial) Choco Upgrade All at
choco://choco-cleaner - (unofficial) Choco Cleaner
choco://choco-shortcuts-winconfig - (unofficial) Chocolatey Shortcuts
choco://chocolatey-toast-notifications.extension - (unofficial) Chocolatey Toast Notifications
choco://chocolatey-preinstaller-checks.extension - (unofficial) Chocolatey Preinstaller Checks
choco://choco-install-packages-from-web-winconfig - (unofficial) Install Chocolatey Packages from your Web Browser

WARNING: Only install one package at a time until such time as Chocolatey v1.x is released. (REFERENCE)

If you find choco-protocol-support useful, please consider donating: or become a patron at

setlocal enableDelayedExpansion
mode con: cols=120 lines=8
color 2f
echo choco-protocol-support v0.0.1 (12/26/2018)
echo choco:// protocol implementation by Bill Curran ([email protected])
set chocoprotocolURL=%1
set chocoprotocolURL=%chocoprotocolURL:"=%
set chocoprotocolURL=%chocoprotocolURL:choco://=%
set chocoprotocolURL=%chocoprotocolURL:/=%
set chocoprotocolURL=%chocoprotocolURL:  =%
echo   ** Installing %chocoprotocolURL% via %1
sudo %ChocolateyInstall%\bin\cinst.exe %chocoprotocolURL% -y
timeout 10
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'choco-protocol-support'
$toolsDir      = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

# Setup choco:// Protocol in the registry and assign it to run choco-protocol-support.cmd which in turn runs cinst.exe with help from Sudo
New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
New-Item -Path "HKCR:" -Name "choco" –Force | Out-Null
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCR:\choco" -Name "(Default)" -Value '"URL:choco Protocol"' | Out-Null
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCR:\choco" -Name "URL Protocol" -Value '""' | Out-Null
New-Item -Path "HKCR:\choco" -Name "shell" –Force | Out-Null
New-Item -Path "HKCR:\choco\shell" -Name "open" –Force | Out-Null
New-Item -Path "HKCR:\choco\shell\open" -Name "command" –Force | Out-Null
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCR:\choco\shell\open\command" -Name "(Default)" -Value  """$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\choco-protocol-support\tools\choco-protocol-support.cmd"" ""%1""" | Out-Null
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'choco-protocol-support'

New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -ea SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
Remove-Item -Path "HKCR:choco" -Recurse –Force | Out-Null

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