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Last Update:

11 Oct 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Scott Willeke


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1.6.93 | Updated: 11 Oct 2020



Downloads of v 1.6.93:


Software Author(s):

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LessMSI 1.6.93

This is not the latest version of LessMSI available.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall LessMSI, 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 lessmsi -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.6.93'" [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 lessmsi -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.6.93'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install lessmsi
    name: lessmsi
    version: '1.6.93'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'lessmsi' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.6.93'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller lessmsi
    Name     = "lessmsi"
    Version  = "1.6.93"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'lessmsi':
  ensure   => '1.6.93',
  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 was approved as a trusted package on 12 Oct 2020.


LessMSI is a utility with a graphical user interface and a command line interface that can be used to view and extract the contents of an MSI file. For Windows. Usage on the command line: lessmsi x msiFileName [outDir]


try {
	$theFile = Join-Path $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) "AddWindowsExplorerShortcut.exe.ignore"
	#Write-Host "Creating " $theFile
	New-Item $theFile -type file

	$zipFile = Join-Path $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) ""

	$toolsDir = (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
	Get-ChocolateyUnzip -FileFullPath "$zipFile" -Destination $toolsDir

} catch {
	throw $_.Exception
md5: 431699891B9FEB49C582C53F620E1FE4 | sha1: 2262A75C920A4BFF031B1C1447F767EAB9A42FE6 | sha256: 3433FEF84630AD877DC0DE4C00385F3060920876498DA7E2B88FD6DEC13FFBD3 | sha512: E2C67C72B34663FAF1AA72B45A7B802CD48B8BA76B05424E531B9F82C5A999106D903C11E8D62B0280882F92FA2501EB2759373547997543329F3F0F9C791893
This package is published by the author and this file is here only because chocolatey requires it as described at

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
LessMSI 1.9.0 954 Sunday, October 31, 2021 Approved
LessMSI 1.8.3 1731 Monday, October 25, 2021 Approved
LessMSI 1.8.2 1964 Sunday, September 19, 2021 Approved
LessMSI 1.8.1 41373 Thursday, January 14, 2021 Approved
LessMSI 1.8.0 1402 Friday, January 8, 2021 Approved
LessMSI 1.7.0 14333 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Approved
LessMSI 1.6.93 574 Sunday, October 11, 2020 Approved
LessMSI 1.6.91 86357 Monday, July 1, 2019 Approved
LessMSI 1.6.3 48298 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Approved
LessMSI 1.6.2 185 Friday, November 23, 2018 Approved
LessMSI 1.6.1 86907 Thursday, April 13, 2017 Approved
LessMSI 1.6.0 3513 Monday, March 13, 2017 Approved
LessMSI 1.5.1 7355 Monday, December 5, 2016 Approved
LessMSI 1.5 377 Monday, December 5, 2016 Approved
LessMSI 1.4 27202 Friday, November 6, 2015 Approved
LessMSI 1.3 29897 Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Approved
LessMSI 1.2.0 2143 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Approved
LessMSI 1.1.7 16675 Sunday, March 2, 2014 Approved
LessMSI 1.1.6 1097 Sunday, January 19, 2014 Approved
LessMSI 12475 Saturday, January 18, 2014 Approved
LessMSI 1.1.5 1235 Saturday, December 7, 2013 Approved
LessMSI 1.1.4 526 Monday, November 25, 2013 Approved
LessMSI 1.1.3 663 Thursday, August 1, 2013 Approved
LessMSI 1.1.1 699 Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Approved
LessMSI 1.0.9 653 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Approved
LessMSI 876 Saturday, February 25, 2012 Approved
LessMSI 1.0.8 689 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Approved
LessMSI 1.0.7 577 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Approved

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