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Downloads of v 20240209.00:


Last Update:

09 Feb 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Parsec Cloud Inc.


parsec remote desktop streaming gaming


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20240209.00 | Updated: 09 Feb 2024



Downloads of v 20240209.00:



Software Author(s):

  • Parsec Cloud Inc.

Parsec 20240209.00

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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

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Parsec, 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 parsec -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 parsec -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 parsec
    name: parsec
    version: '20240209.00'
    state: present

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

chocolatey_package 'parsec' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '20240209.00'

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

cChocoPackageInstaller parsec
    Name     = "parsec"
    Version  = "20240209.00"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

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

package { 'parsec':
  ensure   => '20240209.00',
  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.


There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Feb 2024.


Parsec is a desktop capturing application primarily used for cloud-based gaming through video streaming.
Using Parsec, a user can stream video game footage through an Internet connection, allowing one to run a game on PC but play it remotely.
Parsec can also be used as low-latency desktop sharing software. A Proprietary Freeware application, Parsec is available on most modern operating systems.

Package Parameters

  • /Shared Use the same Parsec account fo all users on this computer and allow access on th Windows login scren. Use this for Team Computers.
  • /CleanUser By default parsec is installed with /nocleanuser to keep user settings. You can force clean user settings with paramter /CleanUser


choco install parsec --params "/Shared"


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

$sa = " /silent "

# Prevent clean user settings by default, if you want to clean settings at each update add parameter /CleanUser
$sa += if (-Not $pp['CleanUser']) { " /nocleanuser " }

#Use the same Parsec account for all users on this computer
$sa += if ($pp['Shared']) { " /shared " }

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'Parsec*' #part or all of the Display Name as you see it in Programs and Features. It should be enough to be unique
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'exe' #only one of these: exe, msi, msu
  url            = "https://builds.parsecgaming.com/package/parsec-windows32.exe"
  url64bit       = "https://builds.parsecgaming.com/package/parsec-windows.exe"
  checksum       = 'be670f55b4aa74ef49b7b1f6b9373a156e012eff9cd2163fd65f509265dfdf50'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksum64     = '42f4705695ca287a2195981da61957a19d1d2f90858e70f54bafccbf77747d86'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'

  # MSI
  silentArgs    = "$sa /S"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)


Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs 

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'Parsec*'  #part or all of the Display Name as you see it in Programs and Features. It should be enough to be unique
  fileType      = 'exe' #only one of these: MSI or EXE (ignore MSU for now)
  silentArgs    = "/S"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641) # https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa376931(v=vs.85).aspx

$uninstalled = $false

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)" #NOTE: You may need to split this if it contains spaces, see below
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {

      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
      $packageArgs['file'] = ''
    } else {


    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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
Parsec 20240328.16 8 Thursday, March 28, 2024
Waiting for Maintainer
Parsec 20240120.00 2946 Saturday, January 20, 2024 Approved
Parsec 20231027.00 5268 Friday, October 27, 2023 Approved
Parsec 20231024.00 779 Tuesday, October 24, 2023 Approved
Parsec 20230926.00 3513 Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Approved
Parsec 20230802.00 4367 Wednesday, August 2, 2023 Approved
Parsec 20230725.16 1129 Tuesday, July 25, 2023 Approved
Parsec 20230501.16 2969 Monday, May 1, 2023 Approved
Parsec 20221220.00 3904 Tuesday, December 20, 2022 Approved
Parsec 20220728.00 3998 Thursday, July 28, 2022 Approved
Parsec 20220429.00 2785 Friday, April 29, 2022 Approved
Parsec 20211005.00 5036 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210828.13 1344 Saturday, August 28, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210828.12 64 Saturday, August 28, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210828.08 96 Saturday, August 28, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210828.00 115 Saturday, August 28, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210827.16 145 Friday, August 27, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210827.08 116 Friday, August 27, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210827.00 79 Friday, August 27, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210826.16 142 Thursday, August 26, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210826.08 144 Thursday, August 26, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210826.00 90 Thursday, August 26, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210825.16 91 Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210825.08 132 Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210824.16 96 Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210824.08 118 Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210824.00 231 Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210609.16 1918 Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20210504.00 1299 Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Approved
Parsec 20200910.16 4013 Thursday, September 10, 2020 Approved
Parsec 20200519.16 1222 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Approved
Parsec 150.35 199 Monday, May 11, 2020 Approved
Parsec 298 Monday, August 13, 2018 Exempted

This package has no dependencies.

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