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Software Author(s):

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2.2.1 | Updated: 19 Jul 2017



Downloads of v 2.2.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Zeit
  • Inc.

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Now Desktop 2.2.1

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Now Desktop, 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 now -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.2.1'" [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 now -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.2.1'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install now
    name: now
    version: '2.2.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'now' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.2.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller now
    Name     = "now"
    Version  = "2.2.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'now':
  ensure   => '2.2.1',
  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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Command Line

Open Source

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'now' 
$installerType = 'exe' 
$url = '' 
$silentArgs = '/S' 
$validExitCodes = @(0) 

Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url"  -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -Checksum F2DB7AA1EA22BFB1D2B6F93BCB9CADD20A37B117BD448888F6D1739FF2E9B037 -ChecksumType sha256
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'now' 
$installerType = 'exe' 
$silentArgs = '--uninstall -s' 
$validExitCodes = @(0) 
$file = "$Env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Local\now\Update.exe"

Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage `
  -PackageName $packageName `
  -FileType $installerType `
  -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
  -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
  -File "$file"

# Delete junk files of now at $Env:USERPROFILE\AppData
Remove-Item $Env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Local\now -recurse
Remove-Item $Env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\Now -recurse

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Now Desktop 5.0.1 154 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Approved
Now Desktop 5.0.0 141 Sunday, July 7, 2019 Approved
Now Desktop 4.0.19 144 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Approved
Now Desktop 4.0.18 191 Monday, March 11, 2019 Approved
Now Desktop 4.0.12 215 Sunday, December 2, 2018 Approved
Now Desktop 3.8.28 267 Friday, May 18, 2018 Approved
Now Desktop 3.8.25 240 Saturday, March 31, 2018 Approved
Now Desktop 3.8.23 247 Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Approved
Now Desktop 3.8.14 260 Monday, February 12, 2018 Approved

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