(unofficial) Chocolatey PowerShell

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(unofficial) Chocolatey PowerShell

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install (unofficial) Chocolatey PowerShell, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade (unofficial) Chocolatey PowerShell, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall (unofficial) Chocolatey PowerShell, 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 chocolateypowershell -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 chocolateypowershell -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install chocolateypowershell
    name: chocolateypowershell
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'chocolateypowershell' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

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

cChocoPackageInstaller chocolateypowershell
    Name     = "chocolateypowershell"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

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

package { 'chocolateypowershell':
  ensure   => '',
  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.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 01 Feb 2021.



To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support

Screenshot example of Chocolatey PowerShell

Chocolatey PowerShell loads Chocolatey modules to directly test Chocolatey functions in PowerShell.


ChocolateyPowerShell was created for Chocolatey package maintainers who want to test Chocolatey native functions and Chocolatey extensions' functions in PowerShell without resorting to creating packages and doing trial runs. Now you can just run ChocolateyPowerShell and test away!


Just click the ChocolateyPowerShell icon on your desktop and hit yes to the UAC and then you can start entering and using Chocolatey functions. NOTE: There are environmental variables you will need to declare such as $packageName etc. that will be required by many functions.


Click here to Patreon-ize the package maintainer.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
# ChocolateyPowerShell v0.0.2.3 (01-30-2021) Copyleft 2018-2021 by Bill Curran AKA BCURRAN3
# SUGGESTION: Manually edit the ChocolateyPowerShell icon properties' Colors tab Selected Color Values to rgb(84,42,12) or rgb(160,85,45) for a unique Chocolatey brown background.

function global:CPSHelpersWeb {start 'https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-reference'}

function global:CPSHelp{
 Write-Host 'Available Chocolatey related functions:' -ForeGround white
 Get-command -Module choco*
 Write-Host 'Type ' -ForeGround white -NoNewLine
 Write-Host 'CPSHelpersWeb' -ForeGround magenta -NoNewLine
 Write-Host ' to open ' -ForeGround white -NoNewLine
 Write-Host 'https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-reference' -ForeGround darkmagenta -NoNewLine
 Write-Host ' in your browser.' -ForeGround white

Set-Location $env:ChocolateyInstall\helpers
Import-Module $env:ChocolateyInstall\helpers\chocolateyProfile.psm1
Import-Module $env:ChocolateyInstall\helpers\chocolateyInstaller.psm1
Set-Location $env:SystemDrive\
Write-Host 'Welcome to ChocolateyPowerShell! - Chocolatey functions and extensions are now loaded.' -ForeGround cyan
Write-Host 'Type ' -ForeGround white -NoNewLine
Write-Host 'CPSHelp' -ForeGround magenta -NoNewLine
Write-Host ' to see a list of available Chocolatey related functions.' -ForeGround white
Write-Host 'Type ' -ForeGround white -NoNewLine
Write-Host 'CPSHelpersWeb' -ForeGround magenta -NoNewLine
Write-Host ' to open ' -ForeGround white -NoNewLine
Write-Host 'https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-reference' -ForeGround darkmagenta -NoNewLine
Write-Host ' in your browser.' -ForeGround white
function global:prompt {"[ChocolateyPS] $($ExecutionContext.SessionState.Path.CurrentLocation)$('>' * ($nestedPromptLevel + 1)) "}
# ChocolateyPowerShell v0.0.2.3 (01-30-2021) Copyleft 2018-2021 by Bill Curran AKA BCURRAN3
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName  = 'chocolateypowershell' 
$shortcutName = 'ChocolateyPowerShell.lnk'
$toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$exe          = "$ENV:SystemRoot\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe"

Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -targetPath $exe -Arguments "-NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -noexit -c $toolsDir\chocolateyEnvironment.ps1" -WorkingDirectory "$ENV:SystemDrive\" "$toolsDir\chocolateypowershell.ico" -RunAsAdmin

if (Test-Path "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey"){
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName" -targetPath $exe -Arguments "-NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -noexit -c $toolsDir\chocolateyEnvironment.ps1" -WorkingDirectory "$ENV:SystemDrive\" -IconLocation "$toolsDir\chocolateypowershell.ico" -RunAsAdmin
   } else {
     Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -targetPath $exe -Arguments "-NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -noexit -c $toolsDir\chocolateyEnvironment.ps1" -WorkingDirectory "$ENV:SystemDrive\" -IconLocation "$toolsDir\chocolateypowershell.ico" -RunAsAdmin
# ChocolateyPowerShell v0.0.2.3 (01-30-2021) Copyleft 2018-2021 by Bill Curran AKA BCURRAN3
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName  = 'chocolateypowershell' 
$shortcutName = 'ChocolateyPowerShell.lnk'

Remove-Item "$ENV:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Remove-Item "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Remove-Item "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
(unofficial) Chocolatey PowerShell 2241 Saturday, September 19, 2020 Approved
(unofficial) Chocolatey Powershell 1530 Friday, December 7, 2018 Approved
(unofficial) Chocolatey Powershell 0.0.2 256 Thursday, September 13, 2018 Approved
(unofficial) Chocolatey Powershell 0.0.1 207 Thursday, August 2, 2018 Approved


  • - new icon by Teknowledgist. Thanks!
  • - remove forceful load of chocolatey-core extension (it'll load automatically with any other extensions)
  • - minor cosmetic and help improvements
  • 0.0.2 - now bypasses system execution policy, added choco-shortcuts-winconfig support, added help, clean up
  • 0.0.1 - initial release.

This package has no dependencies.

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