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Last Update:

23 Oct 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Sean Gilbert


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Frozenbytes Baseline Development Tools

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1.0.5 | Updated: 23 Oct 2014



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Frozenbytes Baseline Development Tools 1.0.5

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Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires Visual Studio.


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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Frozenbytes Baseline Development Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Frozenbytes Baseline Development Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Frozenbytes Baseline Development Tools, 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: '1.0.5'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package '' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.0.5'

See docs at

    Name     = ""
    Version  = "1.0.5"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { '':
  ensure   => '1.0.5',
  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. This is the last script in a larger set of scripts to create a development vm. Installs development tools and VS extensions.

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

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

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

    #Other dev tools
    cinst NugetPackageExplorer
    cinst windbg

    cinst googlechrome
    cinst firefox

    #Other essential tools
    cinst adobereader
    cinst 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)

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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
Frozenbytes Baseline Development Tools 1.0.4 358 Thursday, October 23, 2014 Unknown

October 23 2014 - Revised Release
This is the last script in a larger set of scripts to create a development vm.

4. **

October 22 2014 - Initial Release

Development Tools:
cinstm frozenbytes.essentials
cinstm frozenbytes.extras
cinstm frozenbytes.repos

VS IDE Extensions:

This package has no dependencies.

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