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ForcePS (Portable)

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3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install ForcePS (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade ForcePS (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall ForcePS (Portable), 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 forceps -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 forceps -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 forceps installed
    name: forceps
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'forceps' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: forceps,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller forceps
   Name     = 'forceps'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install forceps version="" 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 flcdrg on 17 Feb 2018.


Screenshot of ForcePS

ForcePS - Allows you to run a PowerShell script from the Command Prompt bypassing Windows PowerShell Script Execution Policy.

No more "File PSscript.ps1 cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system." messages!

"Laziness is the mother of invention."

I wrote ForcePS because I was lazy and didn't want to keep changing my Windows PowerShell Script Execution Policy back and forth to run scripts. So I made a little one line batch file that would call PowerShell with the appropriate parameters to bypass the execution policy. Now I've added some error checking, compiled it, and have released it to the world for others who can't remember or don't want to have to type "Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted" and "Set-ExecutionPolicy Restricted" repeatedly. Now you can just run ForcePS from the Command Prompt followed by the name of a PowerShell script and... Walah! The PS script will run without hassle, all without you having to change any settings. Elevated Command Prompt required for some small sense of security.

Chocolatey will download ForcePS to the package's tools directory and shim it so that its available for global use.

USAGE: ForcePS PSscript.ps1 parameter1 parameter2

If you find InstChoco useful, please consider donating:


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==================== ForcePS ====================

ForcePS is free and Copylefted by Bill Curran.


bcurran3 08/13/2017

==================== ForcePS ====================
==================== ForcePS ====================

This ForcePS Chocolatey package was uploaded by the author, Bill Curran aka BCURRAN3.

v1.00 sha256: 5395C33A8491029D6C860AAB52753047CD9AF2F2A7B35DC0DBEEF0EE999B672B
v1.0.0.1 sha256: FFB613E9F64CF54960BE537D95DC96C0CE913951BF649C2EF5D629D0F3E368F8

==================== ForcePS ====================

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
ForcePS (Portable) 1.00 356 Saturday, August 19, 2017 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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