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Boxstarter forzenbytes development vm

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1.0.2 | Updated: 22 Oct 2014



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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: 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 -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 -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
    version: '1.0.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package '' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.0.2'

See docs at

    Name     = ""
    Version  = "1.0.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { '':
  ensure   => '1.0.2',
  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.

This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

Boxstarter spec to create baseline windows development machine

try {

    # Boxstarter options
    $Boxstarter.RebootOk=$true # Allow reboots?
    $Boxstarter.NoPassword=$false # Is this a machine with no login password?
    $Boxstarter.AutoLogin=$true # Save my password securely and auto-login after a reboot

    # Basic setup
    Update-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
    Set-WindowsExplorerOptions -EnableShowHiddenFilesFoldersDrives -EnableShowProtectedOSFiles -EnableShowFileExtensions -EnableShowFullPathInTitleBar
    Set-TaskbarOptions -Size Small -UnLock -Dock Top

    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

    # Update Windows and reboot if necessary
    Install-WindowsUpdate -AcceptEula
    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

    try {
        cinstm DotNet3.5 # Not automatically installed with VS 2013. Includes .NET 2.0. Uses Windows Features to install.
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

        cinst DotNet4.5
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        cinst DotNet4.5.1
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
        cinst DotNet4.5.2
        if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

        cinst Microsoft-Hyper-V-All -source windowsfeatures

        cinst IIS-WebServerRole -source windowsfeatures
        cinst IIS-WebServerManagementTools -source windowsfeatures
        cinst IIS-ManagementConsole -source windowsfeatures

        cinst IIS-HttpCompressionDynamic -source windowsfeatures
        cinst IIS-ManagementScriptingTools -source windowsfeatures
        cinst IIS-WindowsAuthentication -source windowsfeatures

        cinst IIS-RequestFiltering -source windowsfeatures
        cinst IIS-HttpRedirect -source windowsfeatures
        cinst IIS-ISAPIFilter -source windowsfeatures
        cinst IIS-ISAPIExtensions -source windowsfeatures
        cinst IIS-NetFxExtensibility -source windowsfeatures
        cinst IIS-ASPNET -source windowsfeatures
        cinst IIS-NetFxExtensibility45 -source windowsfeatures
        cinst NetFx4Extended-ASPNET45 -source windowsfeatures
        cinst IIS-ASPNET45 -source windowsfeatures

        #Enable ASP.NET on win 7/2008R2
        ."$env:windir\\framework\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe" -i
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure 'ASP.NET Services' $($_.Exception.ToString())

    # Install Visual Studio 2013 Express 
    #cinstm VisualStudio2013ExpressWeb 
    #if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

    # Install Visual Studio 2013 Professional 
    #cinstm VisualStudio2013Professional -InstallArguments WebTools
    #if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

    # Install Visual Studio 2013 Premium
    #if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

    # Install Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate
    cinstm VisualStudio2013Ultimate -InstallArguments "/Features:'WebTools Win8SDK SQL Blend SilverLight_Developer_Kit WindowsPhone80'"
    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

    #Silverlight SDKs
    cinstm Silverlight3SDK
    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
    cinstm Silverlight4SDK
    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
    cinstm Silverlight5SDK
    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
    cinstm Silverlight5DeveloperRuntime
    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

    # Visual Studio SDK required for PoshTools extension
    cinstm VS2013SDK
    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

    # Visual Studio Updates
    cinstm VS2013.1
    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
    cinstm VS2013.2
    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }
    cinstm VS2013.3
    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

    # Windows SDK 7 or 8
    cinstm windows-8-1-sdk
    if (Test-PendingReboot) { Invoke-Reboot }

    # Install Frozenbytes extensions for VS 2013
    #cinstm frozenbytes.vs2012.extensions

    # VS extensions
    Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage PowerShellTools
    Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage WebEssentials2013
    Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage T4Toolbox
    Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage StopOnFirstBuildError

    # AWS Toolkit is now an MSI available here (no chocolatey package as of FEB 2014)
    # Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage AwsToolkit

    # Install Frozenbytes essentials chocolatey packages
    cinstm frozenbytes.essentials
    cinstm frozenbytes.extras
    cinstm frozenbytes.repos

    #Other dev tools
    cinstm NugetPackageExplorer
    cinstm windbg

    cinstm googlechrome
    cinstm firefox

    #Other essential tools
    cinstm adobereader
    cinstm javaruntime

    Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$($Boxstarter.programFiles86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"
    Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$($Boxstarter.programFiles86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe"

    Write-ChocolateySuccess ''
} catch {
  Write-ChocolateyFailure '' $($_.Exception.Message)

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status 1.0.1 364 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Unknown 1.0.0 358 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Unknown

October 2014 - Initial Release

.NET 3.5, 4 - 4.5.2
Enable Web Services and ASP.NET Services
Hpyer-V Services

Development Tools:
Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate
VS Updates 1-3
cinstm frozenbytes.essentials
cinstm frozenbytes.extras
cinstm frozenbytes.repos

VS 2013
Windows 8 SDK

VS IDE Extensions:

This package has no dependencies.

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