Downloads of v 3.1:


Last Update:

02 Jan 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Michael Grafnetter


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DSInternals (Install)

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3.1 | Updated: 02 Jan 2019



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DSInternals (Install) 3.1

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

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires PowerShell 5


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


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


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


To uninstall DSInternals (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 dsinternals-psmodule -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 dsinternals-psmodule -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 dsinternals-psmodule installed
    name: dsinternals-psmodule
    state: present
    version: 3.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'dsinternals-psmodule' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: dsinternals-psmodule,
    Version: 3.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller dsinternals-psmodule
   Name     = 'dsinternals-psmodule'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'dsinternals-psmodule':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install dsinternals-psmodule version="3.1" 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.


DISCLAIMER: Features exposed through these tools are not supported by Microsoft and are therefore not intended to be used in production environments. Improper use might cause irreversible damage to domain controllers or negatively impact domain security.

The DSInternals project consists of these two parts:

  • The DSInternals Framework exposes several internal features of Active Directory and can be used from any .NET application. The codebase has already been integrated into several 3rd party commercial products that use it in scenarios like Active Directory disaster recovery, identity management, cross-forest migrations and password strength auditing.
  • The DSInternals PowerShell Module provides easy-to-use cmdlets that are built on top of the Framework. The main features include offline ntds.dit file manipulation and querying domain controllers through the Directory Replication Service (DRS) Remote Protocol.


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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'dsinternals-psmodule'

$PSversion = $PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major
if ($PSversion -lt "5")
    Write-Warning "  ** PowerShell < v5 detected."
	Write-Warning "  ** $packageName installs via the PowerShell Gallery and thus requires PowerShell v5+."
	Write-Warning "  ** If PowerShell v5 was installed as a dependency, you need to reboot and reinstall this package."
if (Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name DSInternals -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue){
# Will fail if packageVersion is a revised version not matching module version, i.e. x.x.x.0020180101
     Update-Module "DSInternals" -RequiredVersion "$env:packageVersion" -Force
   } else {   
     Get-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -Force
     Install-Module -Name DSInternals -Scope AllUsers -RequiredVersion $env:packageVersion -AllowClobber -Force
     Import-Module DSInternals
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'dsinternals-psmodule'

Uninstall-Module -Name DSInternals -Force

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
DSInternals PowerShell Module 4.4 705 Friday, July 3, 2020 Approved
DSInternals PowerShell Module 4.3 3391 Thursday, April 2, 2020 Approved
DSInternals PowerShell Module 4.2 776 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Approved
DSInternals PowerShell Module 4.1 896 Thursday, December 12, 2019 Approved
DSInternals PowerShell Module 4.0 191 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Approved
DSInternals PowerShell Module 3.6.1 193 Saturday, August 10, 2019 Approved
DSInternals PowerShell Module 3.6 164 Thursday, June 27, 2019 Approved
DSInternals PowerShell Module 3.5.1 199 Thursday, May 23, 2019 Approved
DSInternals PowerShell Module 3.5 139 Sunday, May 12, 2019 Approved
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