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Downloads of v 2.2.1-gd6630be:


Last Update:

27 Dec 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

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infosec tools


This is a prerelease version of osquery.

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2.2.1-gd6630be | Updated: 27 Dec 2016



Downloads of v 2.2.1-gd6630be:



Software Author(s):

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infosec tools

osquery 2.2.1-gd6630be

This is a prerelease version of osquery.

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Validation Testing Passed

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Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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 osquery -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.2.1-gd6630be'" --prerelease [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 osquery -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.2.1-gd6630be'" --prerelease

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install osquery
    name: osquery
    version: '2.2.1-gd6630be'
    state: present
    allow_prerelease: yes

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'osquery' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.2.1-gd6630be'
  options  '--prerelease'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller osquery
    Name        = "osquery"
    Version     = "2.2.1-gd6630be"
    Source      = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
    chocoParams = "--prerelease"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'osquery':
  ensure          => '2.2.1-gd6630be',
  install_options => ['--prerelease'],
  provider        => 'chocolatey',
  source          => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

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.


osquery allows you to easily ask questions about your Linux, OSX, and
Windows infrastructure. Whether your goal is intrusion detection,
infrastructure reliability, or compliance, osquery gives you the ability
to empower and inform a broad set of organizations within your company.

### Package Parameters
* /InstallService - This creates a new windows service that will auto-start the daemon.

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the user of -params.
For example: -params '"/InstallService"'.

md5: B40BAAD2523A6712BFEC455E3EF1DB61 | sha1: C66D865D3AA1A7006C1D5567613A5C6B6AA597A9 | sha256: 82C1D49054F9B7203B7AEA71C25EB81E8D6B7476C8821D887B622F4A2AA7118B | sha512: 9C2F6EE0FCF4BFADF05D8B9C493FE33D9A8C9641EF00D746EE2E3C846B060E38C9AB02F01E3C104E4B8A040099D448E52358A3C82CA2F72737215B448A3061E0
function Remove-DenyWriteAcl {
    [string] $targetDir = ''
    $acl = Get-Acl $targetDir
    $inheritanceFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ContainerInherit -bor [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ObjectInherit
    $propagationFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.PropagationFlags]::None
    $permType = [System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlType]::Deny

    $permission = "everyone","write",$inheritanceFlag,$propagationFlag,$permType
    $accessRule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule $permission
    $acl | Set-Acl $targetDir

$serviceName = 'osqueryd'
$progData =  [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('ProgramData')
$targetFolder = Join-Path $progData "osquery"
$daemonFolder = Join-Path $targetFolder $serviceName

# Before modifying we ensure to stop the service, if it exists
if ((Get-Service $serviceName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -and (Get-Service $serviceName).Status -eq 'Running') {
  Stop-Service $serviceName

# Lastly, ensure that the Deny Write ACLs have been removed before modifying
if (Test-Path $daemonFolder) {
  Remove-DenyWriteAcl $daemonFolder
function Set-DenyWriteAcl {
    [string] $targetDir = ''
    $acl = Get-Acl $targetDir
    $inheritanceFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ContainerInherit -bor [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ObjectInherit
    $propagationFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.PropagationFlags]::None
    $permType = [System.Security.AccessControl.AccessControlType]::Deny

    $permission = "everyone","write",$inheritanceFlag,$propagationFlag,$permType
    $accessRule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule $permission
    $acl | Set-Acl $targetDir

$packageName = 'osquery'
$serviceName = 'osqueryd'
$serviceDescription = 'osquery daemon service'
$progData =  [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('ProgramData')
$targetFolder = Join-Path $progData 'osquery'
$daemonFolder = Join-Path $targetFolder 'osqueryd'
$targetDaemonBin = Join-Path $targetFolder 'osqueryd.exe'
$destDaemonBin = Join-Path $daemonFolder 'osqueryd.exe'
$destClientBin = Join-Path $targetFolder 'osqueryi.exe'
$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters
$arguments = @{}

# Now parse the packageParameters using good old regular expression
if ($packageParameters) {
  $match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+)):(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- _\\:\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
  $option_name = 'option'
  $value_name = 'value'

  if ($packageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
    $results = $packageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
    $results.matches | ForEach-Object {
  else {
    Throw "Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)"
  if ($arguments.ContainsKey("InstallService")) {
    $installService = $true
} else {
  Write-Debug "No Package Parameters Passed in"

New-Item -Force -Type directory -Path $daemonFolder
$packagePath = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\\bin\\osquery.zip"
Get-ChocolateyUnzip -FileFullPath $packagePath -Destination $targetFolder

# In order to run osqueryd as a service, we need to have a folder that has a
# Deny Write ACL to everyone.
Move-Item -Force -Path $targetDaemonBin -Destination $destDaemonBin
Set-DenyWriteAcl $daemonFolder

if ($installService -and (-not (Get-Service $serviceName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue))) {
  Write-Debug '[+] Installing osquery daemon service.'
  # If the 'install' parameter is passed, we create a Windows service with
  # the flag file in the default location in \ProgramData\osquery\
  New-Service -Name $serviceName -BinaryPathName "$destDaemonBin --flagfile=\ProgramData\osquery\osquery.flags" -DisplayName $serviceName -Description $serviceDescription -StartupType Automatic

# Add osquery binary path to machines path for ease of use.
$oldPath = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('Path', 'Machine')
if (-not ($oldPath -imatch [regex]::escape($targetFolder))) {
  $newPath = $oldPath
  if ($oldPath[-1] -eq ';') {
    $newPath = $newPath + $targetFolder
  } else {
    $newPath = $newPath + ';' + $targetFolder
  [System.Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('Path', $newPath, 'Machine')

if (Test-Path $targetFolder) {
  Write-Output "osquery was successfully installed to $targetFolder."
} else {
  Write-Output 'There was an error installing osquery.'
$progData =  [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('ProgramData')
$targetFolder = Join-Path $progData "osquery"
$serviceName = 'osqueryd'

# Remove the osquery path from the System PATH variable. Note: Here
# we don't make use of our local vars, as Regex requires escaping the '\'
$oldPath = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('Path', 'User')
if ($oldPath -imatch [regex]::escape($targetFolder)) {
  $newPath = $oldPath -replace [regex]::escape($targetFolder),$NULL
  [System.Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('Path', $newPath, 'User')

if ((Get-Service $serviceName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)) {
  Stop-Service $serviceName
  Set-Service $serviceName -startuptype 'manual'
  Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_Service -Filter "Name='osqueryd'" | Invoke-CimMethod -methodName Delete

if (Test-Path $targetFolder) {
  Remove-Item -Force -Recurse $targetFolder
  if(Test-Path $targetFolder) {
    Write-Output 'osquery uninstallation was unsuccessful.'
  } else {
    Write-Output 'osquery was uninstalled successfully.'
} else {
  Write-Output 'osquery was not found on the system. Nothing to do.'

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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
osquery 5.10.2 195 Thursday, January 25, 2024 Approved
osquery 5.9.1 43 Thursday, January 25, 2024 Approved
osquery 5.8.2 116585 Friday, May 12, 2023 Approved
osquery 5.7.0 22940 Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Approved
osquery 5.6.0 553 Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Approved
osquery 5.5.1 46167 Saturday, January 7, 2023 Approved
osquery 5.4.0 95093 Thursday, September 8, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.3.0 880 Thursday, September 8, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.2.3 270 Thursday, September 8, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.2.2 144648 Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.2.1 40070 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.2.0 17297 Thursday, January 6, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.1.0 326 Thursday, January 6, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.0.1 122438 Thursday, September 16, 2021 Approved
osquery 4.9.0 1213 Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Approved
osquery 4.8.0 32292 Monday, May 3, 2021 Approved
osquery 4.7.0 4232 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Approved
osquery 16235 Friday, February 12, 2021 Approved
osquery 4.5.1 20320 Monday, November 9, 2020 Approved
osquery 4.5.0 10265 Thursday, October 1, 2020 Approved
osquery 4.4.0 13115 Friday, July 31, 2020 Approved
osquery 4.3.0 20987 Saturday, May 9, 2020 Approved
osquery 4.2.0 29321 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Approved
osquery 4.0.2 58615 Friday, September 13, 2019 Approved
osquery 4.0.1 602 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Approved
osquery 3.4.0 9880 Thursday, May 23, 2019 Approved
osquery 3.3.2 120735 Monday, January 28, 2019 Approved
osquery 3.3.1 43671 Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Approved
osquery 3.3.0 3345 Monday, August 20, 2018 Approved
osquery 3.2.9 74813 Monday, July 2, 2018 Approved
osquery 3.2.6 52859 Monday, July 2, 2018 Approved
osquery 3.2.4 3139 Friday, May 4, 2018 Approved
osquery 2.11.2 5778 Monday, February 5, 2018 Approved
osquery 2.11.0 2082 Friday, January 12, 2018 Approved
osquery 2.10.4 1897 Sunday, December 3, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.10.2 1150 Thursday, November 16, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.9.0 2554 Friday, October 20, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.8.0 1401 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.7.0 1510 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.6.1 958 Sunday, August 6, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.6.0 667 Friday, July 28, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.5.0 4682 Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.4.2 1495 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.4.0 891 Saturday, April 15, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.3.2 1566 Thursday, February 16, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.2.1 842 Thursday, December 22, 2016 Approved
osquery 2.2.1-gd6630be 488 Tuesday, December 27, 2016 Exempted
osquery 2.2.0 541 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Approved
osquery 2.1.1 710 Thursday, November 3, 2016 Approved
osquery 2.0.0 768 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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