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Last Update:

04 Dec 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Glenn


desktopinfo desktop info

desktopinfo (Install)

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2.10.0 | Updated: 04 Dec 2020



Downloads of v 2.10.0:



Software Author(s):

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desktopinfo (Install) 2.10.0

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install desktopinfo (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade desktopinfo (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall desktopinfo (Install), 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 desktopinfo -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 desktopinfo -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 desktopinfo installed
    name: desktopinfo
    state: present
    version: 2.10.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'desktopinfo' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.10.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: desktopinfo,
    Version: 2.10.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller desktopinfo
   Name     = 'desktopinfo'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.10.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'desktopinfo':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.10.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install desktopinfo version="2.10.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 04 Dec 2020.


This little application displays system information on your desktop. Looks like wallpaper but stays resident in memory and updates in real time. Perfect for quick identification and walk-by monitoring of production or test server farms or any computer you’re responsible for. Uses very little memory and nearly zero cpu.

if (Get-Process 'DesktopInfo' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
   Stop-Process -Name DesktopInfo -Force
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$url='' # download url, HTTPS preferred

$packageZipArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  url           = $url
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)
  Checksum = '89DB341406ECFEE7AFD8DB47F0D23E3345637F98B4D083A52325020954118CDC'
  ChecksumType = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageZipArgs

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).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
desktopinfo (Install) 3.2 23 Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Waiting for Maintainer
desktopinfo (Install) 2.9.0 1228 Monday, October 5, 2020 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.8.0 896 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.7.0 442 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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