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Downloads of v 3.2.2128.2:


Last Update:

07 Mar 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Exceptionless


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Exceptionless self-host

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3.2.2128.2 | Updated: 07 Mar 2016



Downloads of v 3.2.2128.2:



Software Author(s):

  • Exceptionless

Exceptionless self-host 3.2.2128.2

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Needs IIS installed.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Exceptionless self-host, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Exceptionless self-host, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Exceptionless self-host, 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 exceptionless -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 exceptionless -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 exceptionless
    name: exceptionless
    version: '3.2.2128.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'exceptionless' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.2.2128.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller exceptionless
    Name     = "exceptionless"
    Version  = "3.2.2128.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'exceptionless':
  ensure   => '3.2.2128.2',
  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 ferventcoder on 07 Mar 2016.


Installs Exceptionless, including ElasticSearch, JDK8 and .NET 4.6. You will need to install IIS first and restart once the package install is complete.


Note: All argument values should be wrapped in a single quote if they contain anything except numbers/letters.

  • websitePort - The website port to use, default is 80.
  • websiteDomain - The domain that the site binds to, default is "localhost". Do not include "http://".


choco install Exceptionless -packageParameters "/websitePort:82 /websiteDomain:''"

# Test for the pre-requisite of IIS
function Test-IisInstalled()
    $service = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Service -Filter "Name='w3svc'";
    if ($service)
        write-host $service.Status
        if ($service.Status -eq "OK")
            return $True;

    return $False;

if ((Test-IisInstalled) -eq $False)
    throw "IIS is not installed, please install it before continuing."

# Download urls and unzip locations
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
. "$toolsDir\common.ps1"

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageName = "Exceptionless";
$appPoolName = "Exceptionless";
$websiteName = "Exceptionless";

$fullVersion = "3.2.2128";
$url = "$"
$unzipDir = "$toolsDir\Exceptionless.$fullVersion"

# Parse command line arguments - this function is required because of the context Chocolatey runs in
$arguments = @{}
$arguments["websitePort"] = 80;
$arguments["websiteDomain"] = "localhost";

$websitePort = $arguments["websitePort"];
$websiteDomain = $arguments["websiteDomain"];

# Install elasticsearch and the website
Unzip-Exceptionless $url $unzipDir
Update-ExceptionlessConfigs $unzipDir $websiteDomain $websitePort
Remove-ExceptionlessWebsite $appPoolName $websiteName
Add-ExceptionlessAppPool $appPoolName 
Add-ExceptionlessWebsite $unzipDir $websiteName $websiteDomain $websitePort

# Done
$websiteUrl = "http://$websiteDomain" +":"+ $websitePort

Write-Host "-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
Write-Host "Installation complete."
Write-Host "You should now open a browser and signup at $websiteUrl" -ForegroundColor Green
Write-Host "(You may need to restart first)."
Write-Host "-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
. "$toolsDir\common.ps1"


$appPoolName = "Exceptionless"
$websiteName = "Exceptionless"
Remove-ExceptionlessWebsite $appPoolName $websiteName
# This module requires Powershell 4+ which is picked up by the choco Powershell dependency
Import-Module WebAdministration

function Parse-Parameters($arguments)
    $packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters
    Write-Host "Package parameters: $packageParameters"

    if ($packageParameters)
          $match_pattern = "(?:\s*)(?<=[-|/])(?<name>\w*)[:|=]('((?<value>.*?)(?<!\\)')|(?<value>[\w]*))"

          if ($packageParameters -match $match_pattern )
              $results = $packageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
              $results.matches | % {

                $key = $_.Groups["name"].Value.Trim();
                $value = $_.Groups["value"].Value.Trim();

                write-host "$key : $value";

                if ($arguments.ContainsKey($key))
                    $arguments[$key] = $value;

function Configure-ElasticSearch()
    # Setup elasticsearch's config from exceptionless
    Write-Host "Configuring elasticsearch config file" -ForegroundColor Cyan
    $elasticSearchConfigPath = "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\exceptionless-elasticsearch\tools\elasticsearch-1.7.5\config\elasticsearch.yml";
    wget "" -OutFile "$elasticSearchConfigPath";

    # Reload JAVA_HOME variable
    Write-Host "Configuring elasticsearch as a service" -ForegroundColor Cyan
    $env:JAVA_HOME = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("JAVA_HOME","Machine");

    # Install elasticsearch as a service
    $elasticSearchPath = "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\exceptionless-elasticsearch\tools\elasticsearch-1.7.5\bin";
    cmd /c "set JAVA_HOME=$env:JAVA_HOME& $elasticSearchPath\service.bat install"
    cmd /c "$elasticSearchPath\service.bat start"

    # Set it to auto-start
    sc.exe config elasticsearch-service-x64 start=auto
    sc.exe start elasticsearch-service-x64

function Delete-ElasticSearchService()
    sc.exe stop elasticsearch-service-x64
    sc.exe delete elasticsearch-service-x64    

function Unzip-Exceptionless([string] $url, [string] $unzipDir)
    # Download and unzip the file
    $url64 = $url

    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $unzipDir

function Update-ExceptionlessConfigs([string] $unzipDir, [string] $websiteDomain, [int] $websitePort)
    $domainAndPort = $websiteDomain +":"+ $websitePort;

    # Update Exceptionless web.config
    Write-Host "Updating exceptionless web.config" -ForegroundColor Cyan
    $webConfig = "$unzipDir\wwwroot\web.config"
    $doc = (gc $webConfig) -as [xml]
    $doc.SelectSingleNode('//appSettings/add[@key="BaseURL"]/@value')."#text" = "http://$domainAndPort/#"
    $doc.SelectSingleNode('//appSettings/add[@key="WebsiteMode"]/@value')."#text" = "Production"

    # Update app.config.*.js
    Write-Host "Updating exceptionless $jsConfigFilePath" -ForegroundColor Cyan
    $jsConfigFile = (dir "$unzipDir\wwwroot\app.config.*.js")[0]
    $jsConfigFilePath = $jsConfigFile.FullName

    $content = [System.IO.File]::ReadAllText($jsConfigFilePath)
    $content = $content.Replace(".constant('BASE_URL', 'http://localhost:50000')",".constant('BASE_URL', 'http://$domainAndPort')")
    [System.IO.File]::WriteAllText($jsConfigFilePath, $content)

function Remove-ExceptionlessWebsite([string] $appPoolName, [string] $websiteName)
    if (Test-WebAppPool $appPoolName)
        Write-Host "  Removing app pool $appPoolName"
        Remove-WebAppPool -Name $appPoolName -WarningAction Ignore

    if (Test-Website $websiteName)
        Write-Host "  Removing website $websiteName"
        Remove-Website -Name $websiteName -WarningAction Ignore

function Test-WebAppPool($Name) {
    return Test-Path "IIS:\AppPools\$Name"

function Test-Website($Name) {
    return Test-Path "IIS:\Sites\$Name"

function Add-ExceptionlessAppPool([string] $appPoolName)
    Write-Host "  Adding app pool $appPoolName (v4, localservice)"

    New-WebAppPool -Name $appPoolName -Force | Out-Null
    Set-ItemProperty "IIS:\AppPools\$appPoolName" managedRuntimeVersion v4.0
    Set-ItemProperty "IIS:\AppPools\$appPoolName" managedPipelineMode Integrated
    Set-ItemProperty "IIS:\AppPools\$appPoolName" processModel -value @{userName="";password="";identitytype=1}
    Set-ItemProperty "IIS:\AppPools\$appPoolName" processModel.idleTimeout -value ([TimeSpan]::FromMinutes(0))
    Set-ItemProperty "IIS:\AppPools\$appPoolName" processModel.pingingEnabled -value true #disable for debuging

function Add-ExceptionlessWebsite([string] $unzipDir, [string] $websiteName, [string] $websiteDomain, [int] $websitePort)
    $websitePath = "$unzipDir\wwwroot"

    Write-Host "  Adding website $websiteName (id:$websitePort, port: $websitePort, path: $websitePath)"
    New-Website -Name $websiteName -Id $websitePort -Port $websitePort -PhysicalPath $websitePath -ApplicationPool $appPoolName -Force  | Out-Null   

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Exceptionless self-host 3.2.2128.1 390 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Approved
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Exceptionless self-host 3.1.1822.5 418 Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Approved
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