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Last Update:

19 Aug 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

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0.12.0 | Updated: 19 Aug 2016



Downloads of v 0.12.0:



Software Author(s):

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Picassio 0.12.0

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3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Picassio, 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 picassio -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 picassio -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 picassio
    name: picassio
    version: '0.12.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'picassio' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.12.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller picassio
    Name     = "picassio"
    Version  = "0.12.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'picassio':
  ensure   => '0.12.0',
  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.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 24 Aug 2016.


Picassio is a PowerShell v3.0+ automated provisioning/deployment tool, which uses a single JSON file to determine what commands to execute.


The following are all supported by Picassio:

  • Install/upgrade/uninstall software/packages via Chocolatey, NPM, Bower or NuGet
  • Clone/checkout repositories from Git/SVN
  • Build projects/solutions using MSBuild
  • Run specified commands using either Command Prompt or PowerShell
  • Install/uninstall and stop/start Windows services
  • Copy files/folders with inclusions/exclusions
  • Create VMs using Vagrant
  • Add/remove entries from the hosts file
  • Add/remove website on IIS
  • Run node.js applications
  • Run tests via NUnit
  • Install/uninstall Windows (optional) features such as Web-Server for IIS
  • Ability to setup certificates in MMC
  • Run cake build scripts
  • Run SQL Server scripts or create/restore backups using PS-SQL
  • Run SQL scripts directly on a SQL Server
  • Can send emails
  • Ability to publish/generate scripts for SSDT
  • Support for Network Load Balancer
  • Extension modules can be written for third-parties
  • Run cookbooks and recipes using Chef

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'Picassio'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  url           = $url

# Download Picassio
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

# Install Picassio
$picassioPath = Join-Path $env:chocolateyPackageFolder 'tools/src'
Push-Location $picassioPath

    $main = $pwd
    $tools = "$main\Tools"
    $modules = "$main\Modules"
    $extensions = "$main\Extensions"

    if (!(Test-Path $extensions))
        Write-Host "Creating '$extensions' directory."
        New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $extensions | Out-Null

    Write-Host 'Updating environment Path.'
    Install-ChocolateyPath -PathToInstall $main -PathType 'Machine'

    Write-Host 'Creating environment variables.'
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioModules' -VariableValue $modules -VariableType 'Machine'
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioExtensions' -VariableValue $extensions -VariableType 'Machine'

    $tools = "$tools\PicassioTools.psm1"
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioTools' -VariableValue $tools -VariableType 'Machine'

# Uninstall Picassio
$picassioPath = Join-Path $env:chocolateyPackageFolder 'tools/src'

Write-Host 'Removing Picassio from environment Path.'
if (($env:Path.Contains($picassioPath)))
    $current = (Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Scope 'Machine')
    $current = $current.Replace($picassioPath, [string]::Empty)
    Set-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Value $current -Scope 'Machine'
    $env:PATH = $current

Write-Host 'Removing environment variables.'
Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioModules' -VariableType 'Machine'
Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioExtensions' -VariableType 'Machine'
Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioTools' -VariableType 'Machine'


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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Picassio 0.11.7 284 Saturday, July 30, 2016 Approved
Picassio 0.11.6 317 Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Approved

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