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Hot Chocolatey

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Hot Chocolatey, 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 hot-chocolatey -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 hot-chocolatey -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 hot-chocolatey
    name: hot-chocolatey
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'hot-chocolatey' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller hot-chocolatey
    Name     = "hot-chocolatey"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'hot-chocolatey':
  ensure   => '',
  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.

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This package was approved by moderator mwallner on 26 Jan 2018.


Hot chocolatey is a graphical user interface (GUI) for Chocolatey.


Hot chocolatey currently has only a few basic features.

  • Show installed packages
  • Show available updates
  • Search for packages
  • Show package information
  • Install/Update/Uninstall packages

Install location

Hot Chocolatey will be installed on it's default location %ProgramFiles(x86)%\HotChocolatey.

$name   = 'hot-chocolatey'
$url = ''
$silent = '/quiet'
$checksum = '331ADF7BA5E27F551EB74665402FFD5098519078A0B298899A44977F599CFB0972E11145ED06B738EBA560399C1DFDDD20E9CBAFF065ADEB18121532FDA25E08'
$checksumType = 'sha512'

Install-ChocolateyPackage $name 'msi' $silent $url -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'hot-chocolatey'
$registryUninstallerKeyName = 'hot-chocolatey'
$msiProductCodeGuid = ''
$shouldUninstall = $true

$local_key     = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
$local_key6432   = "HKCU:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName" 
$machine_key   = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
$machine_key6432 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"

$file = @($local_key, $local_key6432, $machine_key, $machine_key6432) `
    | ?{ Test-Path $_ } `
    | Get-ItemProperty `
    | Select-Object -ExpandProperty UninstallString

if ($file -eq $null -or $file -eq '') {
    Write-Host "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    $shouldUninstall = $false

$installerType = 'MSI' 
$silentArgs = "$msiProductCodeGuid /qn /norestart"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
$file = ''

if ($shouldUninstall) {
 Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType $installerType -SilentArgs $silentArgs -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -File $file

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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
Hot Chocolatey 665 Sunday, September 17, 2017 Approved
Hot Chocolatey 587 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Approved
Hot Chocolatey 745 Sunday, October 16, 2016 Approved
Hot Chocolatey 515 Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Approved
Hot Chocolatey 430 Sunday, August 30, 2015 Approved
Hot Chocolatey 316 Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Approved

v 7 "Green Giraffe"

  • Improved menu
  • Improved settings window, now using a hamburger menu.
  • Settings window now includes features
  • Can run from tray (can be enabled from settings)
  • Can give notifications when updates are found (can be enabled from settings)
  • Can start with Windows (can be enabled from settings)
  • Will no longer ask for Administrator permissions (UAC) on startup, only when install is started
  • Will remember window size and position

v 6

  • Speed improvements
  • No longer calling choco as command, but executing the method from chocolatey.lib
  • Links now work

v 5

  • Added ability to share which programs are installed
  • Filter on shared programs
  • Added button to directly open de command prompt
  • Fixed #54: crash when using "Upgrade all"

v 4

  • Update GUI manager
  • Added settings screen
  • Fixed some freezes
  • Fixes version info displaying
  • Display download count in Ks and Ms

v 3.2.2

  • Update chocolatey installer script
  • Made image loading async

v 3.1

  • Speed improvements
  • Installation/Update/uninstall progress reporting

v 2

  • All-filter is now working
  • Improved progress information
  • Markdown support in description

v 1

  • Initial release

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