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Downloads of v 2.12.4:


Last Update:

20 Aug 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Ironman Software


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PowerShell Universal (Install)

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2.12.4 | Updated: 20 Aug 2022



Downloads of v 2.12.4:



Software Author(s):

  • Ironman Software

PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.12.4

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Dependency requires reboot


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install PowerShell Universal (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PowerShell Universal (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PowerShell Universal (Install), 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 powershelluniversal -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 powershelluniversal -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 powershelluniversal
    name: powershelluniversal
    version: '2.12.4'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'powershelluniversal' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.12.4'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller powershelluniversal
    Name     = "powershelluniversal"
    Version  = "2.12.4"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'powershelluniversal':
  ensure   => '2.12.4',
  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 20 Aug 2022.


Package Parameters

- /OpenBrowserOnInstall : Opens the Universal WebUI upon installation

Universal is a cross-platform solution for developing web-based tools with PowerShell. It currently provides three main features which include APIs, Automation and Dashboards.

Universal provides an Administrator console, management REST API, PowerShell cmdlets and a idempotent configuration system using PowerShell scripts.


  • Build REST endpoints with PowerShell
  • Accept common HTTP verbs
  • Process request bodies
  • Build dynamic URLs with route parameters and query strings


  • Run scripts and view output, pipeline output, and parameters
  • Respond to feedback from cmdlets like Read-Host
  • Schedule scripts with CRON or one-time schedules
  • Automatically build input forms based on param blocks
  • Set variables and secrets that can be used throughout scripts


  • Build web pages with PowerShell script
  • Include input forms, charts and tables
  • Build interactive websites with buttons, message boxes and more


  • Cross-platform and supported on Windows and Linux
  • Git integration for configuration files, scripts and dashboards
  • Built-in authentication and authorization
  • Support for Windows PowerShell as well as PowerShell


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  url           = $url
  softwareName  = 'PowerShellUniversal*'
  checksum      = '411651BE54AF56297AB5B5861F1B9F7AEE664D6F64E3E10796057E4F3BA5E0BD'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`" SUPPRESSBROWSER=true"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

  $packageArgs.silentArgs = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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.

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PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.12.3 51 Thursday, August 18, 2022 Approved
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PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.12.1 53 Thursday, June 16, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.11.1 136 Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.11.0 88 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.10.2 103 Sunday, April 24, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.10.1 72 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.10.0 74 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.9.3 106 Monday, March 28, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.9.2 135 Saturday, March 12, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.9.1 67 Thursday, March 10, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.9.0 85 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.8.3 106 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.8.2 81 Thursday, February 17, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.8.1 90 Saturday, February 12, 2022 Approved
PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.7.4 94 Friday, February 4, 2022 Approved
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PowerShell Universal (Install) 2.5.5 156 Friday, November 26, 2021 Approved
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PowerShell Universal (Install) 1.5.0 150 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Approved
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PowerShell Universal (Install) 1.4.6 132 Friday, October 30, 2020 Approved
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PowerShell Universal (Install) 1.2.10 415 Monday, July 27, 2020 Approved
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