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Downloads of v 2.4.0:


Last Update:

15 Apr 2017

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Software Author(s):

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2.4.0 | Updated: 15 Apr 2017



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osquery 2.4.0

This is not the latest version of osquery available.

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Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


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

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 osquery -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.4.0'" [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="'2.4.0'" 

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: '2.4.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'osquery' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.4.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller osquery
    Name     = "osquery"
    Version  = "2.4.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'osquery':
  ensure   => '2.4.0',
  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.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 15 Apr 2017.


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"'.

# Helper function to toggle the Deny-Write ACL placed on the
# osqueryd parent folder for 'safe' execution on Windows.
function Set-DenyWriteAcl {
    [string] $targetDir = '',
    [string] $action = ''
  if (($action -ine 'Add') -and ($action -ine 'Remove')) {
    Write-Debug "[-] Invalid action in Set-DenyWriteAcl."
    return $false
    $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 $permission
    # We only support adding or removing the ACL
    if ($action -ieq 'add') {
    } else {
    $acl | Set-Acl $targetDir
    return $true
  return $false
$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 '\'
$oldPath = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('Path', 'Machine')
if ($oldPath -imatch [regex]::escape($targetFolder)) {
  $newPath = $oldPath -replace [regex]::escape($targetFolder),$NULL
  [System.Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('Path', $newPath, 'Machine')

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 $targetFolder) {
    Write-Output 'osquery uninstallation was unsuccessful.'
  } else {
    Write-Output 'osquery was uninstalled successfully.'
} else {
  Write-Output 'osquery was not found on the system. Nothing to do.'
. "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\\osquery_utils.ps1"

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

# 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) {
  Set-DenyWriteAcl $daemonFolder 'Remove'

# 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
New-Item -Force -Type directory -Path $logFolder
$packagePath = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\\bin\\"
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 'Add'

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 $targetFolder."
} else {
  Write-Output 'There was an error installing osquery.'
. "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\\osquery_utils.ps1"

$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) {
  Set-DenyWriteAcl $daemonFolder 'Remove'
md5: E3A2ED8744C018915C2D9516283E2B28 | sha1: 91AFCABAD97F3E2D15D6D94D236EA38540B9DFE6 | sha256: A6AB0621381CCCCE492359FB4ACA6A2546685905551C6B921704ECDD23DF8E58 | sha512: 39CD037B13F9D5DCF032AA366EB68F46FC52099C023BCD173CC777CD8B153A0E8BE87A4425535CC6F3E475EBCD4E874864CD45E588DA1FA1447352D52FC4A454

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
osquery 5.7.0 22920 Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Approved
osquery 5.6.0 531 Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Approved
osquery 5.5.1 45516 Saturday, January 7, 2023 Approved
osquery 5.4.0 95063 Thursday, September 8, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.3.0 863 Thursday, September 8, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.2.3 250 Thursday, September 8, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.2.2 144628 Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.2.1 40047 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.2.0 17270 Thursday, January 6, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.1.0 286 Thursday, January 6, 2022 Approved
osquery 5.0.1 122403 Thursday, September 16, 2021 Approved
osquery 4.9.0 1185 Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Approved
osquery 4.8.0 32267 Monday, May 3, 2021 Approved
osquery 4.7.0 4213 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Approved
osquery 16211 Friday, February 12, 2021 Approved
osquery 4.5.1 20295 Monday, November 9, 2020 Approved
osquery 4.5.0 10245 Thursday, October 1, 2020 Approved
osquery 4.4.0 13088 Friday, July 31, 2020 Approved
osquery 4.3.0 20961 Saturday, May 9, 2020 Approved
osquery 4.2.0 29282 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Approved
osquery 4.0.2 58583 Friday, September 13, 2019 Approved
osquery 4.0.1 579 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Approved
osquery 3.4.0 9831 Thursday, May 23, 2019 Approved
osquery 3.3.2 106840 Monday, January 28, 2019 Approved
osquery 3.3.1 43636 Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Approved
osquery 3.3.0 3296 Monday, August 20, 2018 Approved
osquery 3.2.9 74790 Monday, July 2, 2018 Approved
osquery 3.2.6 52823 Monday, July 2, 2018 Approved
osquery 3.2.4 3111 Friday, May 4, 2018 Approved
osquery 2.11.2 5736 Monday, February 5, 2018 Approved
osquery 2.11.0 2048 Friday, January 12, 2018 Approved
osquery 2.10.4 1859 Sunday, December 3, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.10.2 1109 Thursday, November 16, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.9.0 2511 Friday, October 20, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.8.0 1365 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.7.0 1470 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.6.1 929 Sunday, August 6, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.6.0 629 Friday, July 28, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.5.0 4656 Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.4.2 1439 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.4.0 857 Saturday, April 15, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.3.2 1531 Thursday, February 16, 2017 Approved
osquery 2.2.1 812 Thursday, December 22, 2016 Approved
osquery 2.2.1-gd6630be 453 Tuesday, December 27, 2016 Exempted
osquery 2.2.0 503 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Approved
osquery 2.1.1 683 Thursday, November 3, 2016 Approved
osquery 2.0.0 743 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Approved

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