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At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall PsExec, 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 psexec -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 psexec -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 psexec
    name: psexec
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'psexec' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller psexec
    Name     = "psexec"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'psexec':
  ensure   => '',
  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 09 May 2022.


Utilities like Telnet and remote control programs like Symantec's PC Anywhere let you execute programs on remote systems, but they can be a pain to set up and require that you install client software on the remote systems that you wish to access. PsExec is a light-weight telnet-replacement that lets you execute processes on other systems, complete with full interactivity for console applications, without having to manually install client software. PsExec's most powerful uses include launching interactive command-prompts on remote systems and remote-enabling tools like IpConfig that otherwise do not have the ability to show information about remote systems.

Note: some anti-virus scanners report that one or more of the tools are infected with a "remote admin" virus. None of the PsTools contain viruses, but they have been used by viruses, which is why they trigger virus notifications.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$Url      = ''
$PSEChecksum = '57492d33b7c0755bb411b22d2dfdfdf088cbbfcd010e30dd8d425d5fe66adff4'
$PSEChecksum64 = 'a9affdcdb398d437e2e1cd9bc1ccf2d101d79fc6d87e95e960e50847a141faa4'

# Remove old versions
$null = Get-ChildItem -Path $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder -Filter *.exe | Remove-Item -Force

$WorkSpace = Join-Path $env:TEMP "$env:ChocolateyPackageName.$env:chocolateyPackageVersion"

# PSExec is a subcomponent of PSTools in which any other subcomponent
#    could change without any change to PSExec.  This makes tracking
#    the checksum very difficult, so that aspect is skipped here.
$WebFileArgs = @{
   packageName         = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   FileFullPath        = Join-Path $WorkSpace "$"
   Url                 = $Url
   GetOriginalFileName = $true
$PsToolsZip = Get-ChocolateyWebFile @WebFileArgs

$UnzipArgs = @{
   packageName  = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   FileFullPath = $PsToolsZip
   Destination  = $WorkSpace
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @UnzipArgs

$PSEfile = Get-ChildItem $WorkSpace -Filter 'psexec*.exe' 
Foreach ($EXEfile in $PSEfile) {
   $ChecksumArgs = @{
      File         = $EXEfile.Fullname
      ChecksumType = 'SHA256'
   if ($ -match '64') {
   } else {
   Get-ChecksumValid @ChecksumArgs
   Copy-Item $EXEfile.fullname -Destination $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder -Force

Get-ChildItem $WorkSpace -Exclude 'psexec*.exe' -Recurse | ForEach-Object {Remove-Item $_.Fullname -Force}

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
PsExec 2.34 58600 Monday, May 31, 2021 Approved
PsExec 2.33 22563 Monday, March 29, 2021 Approved
PsExec 2.20.20180914 416350 Monday, September 17, 2018 Approved
PsExec 2.20 20834 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Approved
PsExec 2.11 7141 Monday, December 28, 2015 Approved

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