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Downloads of v 3.9.0:


Last Update:

18 Jan 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Glenn


desktopinfo desktop info

desktopinfo (Install)

This is not the latest version of desktopinfo (Install) available.

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3.9.0 | Updated: 18 Jan 2023



Downloads of v 3.9.0:


Software Author(s):

  • Glenn

desktopinfo (Install) 3.9.0

This is not the latest version of desktopinfo (Install) available.

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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

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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:


Deployment Method:


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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

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 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 desktopinfo -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.9.0'" [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="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.9.0'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install desktopinfo
    name: desktopinfo
    version: '3.9.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'desktopinfo' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.9.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller desktopinfo
    Name     = "desktopinfo"
    Version  = "3.9.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'desktopinfo':
  ensure   => '3.9.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator virtualex on 15 Feb 2023.


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)"

# [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12

# $url='' # download url, HTTPS preferred

$setupFile = "$toolsDir\"

# curl.exe $url  -H "Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1"  -H "User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/81.0.4044.122 Safari/537.36"  -H "Referer:" --output $setupFile
# aria2c $url -o -d $toolsDir -c
# wget $url -O $setupFile

$packageZipArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  # url           = $url
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)
  Checksum = '0089556d6f58045fa5dc27ee75f71502090162c8fb1ddaded93be517b4f5ad50'
  ChecksumType = 'sha256'
  File 		 	 = $setupFile

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageZipArgs
md5: E5C2BAE521EB800E127A0120559C7173 | sha1: 41A950089FEB912E1DABFC897D6427A0E9A91FD0 | sha256: 0089556D6F58045FA5DC27EE75F71502090162C8FB1DDADED93BE517B4F5AD50 | sha512: 220708CE6368FF666F74BBD732E20A1FDA04E48678CD2E8B7F5D44268B73B3F8784BF9372D9690D8ABC224599BA4261918DDF4D6F0F582626507CAE8EDB3743E
==================== desktopinfo ====================

License Agreement
This software is distributed free of charge. It may be used as many times as you like, for as long as you 
like, in a domestic or corporate environment. You may copy and distribute copies of this program 
provided that you keep all original documentation including this pdf file with copyright notice and 
disclaimer of warranty intact. You may not charge money or fees for the software product to anyone 
except to cover distribution costs.

This program is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, 
but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The 
entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the program prove 
defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. In no event will the 
copyright holder be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential 
damages arising out of the use or inability to use the program (including but not limited to loss of data 
or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program 
to operate with any other programs).

==================== desktopinfo ====================
--------------------- desktopinfo -----------------------------


The binary included in this package was downloaded by the packager, from

The sha256 checksum is 0x0089556d6f58045fa5dc27ee75f71502090162c8fb1ddaded93be517b4f5ad50

--------------------- desktopinfo -----------------------------

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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
desktopinfo (Install) 3.10.0 3769 Thursday, February 16, 2023 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 3.9.0 358 Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.10.0 169990 Friday, December 4, 2020 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.9.0 1267 Monday, October 5, 2020 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.8.0 943 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.7.0 479 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.6.1 701 Friday, May 29, 2020 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.6.0 2008 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.5.0 213 Sunday, April 26, 2020 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.4.2 126 Friday, April 3, 2020 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.3.1 197 Monday, February 10, 2020 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.1 1473 Saturday, December 21, 2019 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.0.1 209 Saturday, October 19, 2019 Approved
desktopinfo (Install) 2.0 167 Monday, October 14, 2019 Approved

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