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(unofficial) Choco Upgrade All at Startup (Task)

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2018.08.23 | Updated: 23 Aug 2018



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(unofficial) Choco Upgrade All at Startup (Task) 2018.08.23

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To install (unofficial) Choco Upgrade All at Startup (Task), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade (unofficial) Choco Upgrade All at Startup (Task), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall (unofficial) Choco Upgrade All at Startup (Task), 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-upgrade-all-at-startup -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-upgrade-all-at-startup -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-upgrade-all-at-startup installed
    name: choco-upgrade-all-at-startup
    state: present
    version: 2018.08.23
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'choco-upgrade-all-at-startup' do
  action    :install
  version  '2018.08.23'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: choco-upgrade-all-at-startup,
    Version: 2018.08.23,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller choco-upgrade-all-at-startup
   Name     = 'choco-upgrade-all-at-startup'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2018.08.23'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'choco-upgrade-all-at-startup':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2018.08.23',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install choco-upgrade-all-at-startup version="2018.08.23" 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 24 Aug 2018.




This package creates a Windows Scheduled Task to run "choco upgrade all -y" every time your computer boots.

Please understand your computer boot time will increase. If you reboot daily, you'll probably never notice. If you reboot infrequently, you'll notice a slow down as packages are downloaded and updated/installed, especially if you have a slow Internet connection. Because of this choco-upgrade-all-at-startup is pseudo-deprecated and pseudo-superseded by choco upgrade all at which allows you to set a time to run "choco upgrade all -y" every day in the wee hours of morning while you're happily dreaming of owning a supercomputer instead of twiddling your thumbs waiting for your "slow" computer to boot up. Otherwise it works wonderfully at keeping your Chocolatey installed programs up to date.

SYSADMINS: I recommend use of choco-upgrade-all-at-startup for notebook/laptop users who tend to shut down their computers at night and thus miss scheduled updates/maintenance such as choco upgrade all at (in the wee hours of the morning).


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$packageName = 'choco-upgrade-all-startup'

# delete old task name if it exists from versions 2017.01.10 and earlier
$GotTask = (&schtasks.exe /query /tn "Run a Choco Upgrade All at Startup") 2> $null
if ($GotTask -ne $null){
    &schtasks.exe /DELETE /TN "Run a Choco Upgrade All at Startup" /F

# create new scheduled task to run at startup if it doesn't already exist
$GotTask = (&schtasks.exe /query /tn "choco-upgrade-all-startup") 2> $null
if ($GotTask -ne $null){
	 Write-Host "Existing choco-upgrade-all-startup scheduled task found. Keeping existing scheduled task." -foreground magenta
   } else {
    Write-Host " "
    &schtasks.exe /Create /SC ONSTART /RU SYSTEM /RL HIGHEST /TN "choco-upgrade-all-startup" /TR "choco upgrade all -y" /F
    Write-Host "Now configured to run ""choco upgrade all -y"" at Windows startup." -foreground magenta

$packageName = 'choco-upgrade-all-startup'

SchTasks /Delete /TN “choco-upgrade-all-startup” /F

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
(unofficial) Choco Upgrade All at Startup (Task) 2018.08.23 54122 Thursday, August 23, 2018 Approved
(unofficial) Choco Upgrade All at Startup (Task) 2018.01.30 9337 Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Approved
choco upgrade all at startup (Script) 2017.01.10 2834 Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Approved


  • 2018.08.22 - Fixed compatibility with Windows 7 & 8 machines by using SchTasks.exe for everything and not using the Windows 10/Server 2016 only get-scheduledtask cmdlet. Removed PowerShell v4/v5 dependency.
  • 2018.01.30 - simplified, standardized, description updated, uninstall added
  • 2017.01.10 - original release


  • Nothing planned

This package has no dependencies.

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