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Software Author(s):

  • Sitecore


sitecore instance manager

Sitecore Instance Manager

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1.4 | Updated: 19 Aug 2015



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Software Author(s):

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Sitecore Instance Manager 1.4

This is not the latest version of Sitecore Instance Manager available.

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To install Sitecore Instance Manager, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Sitecore Instance Manager, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Sitecore Instance Manager, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade sim -y --source="'STEP 3 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 sim -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure sim installed
    name: sim
    state: present
    version: 1.4
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'sim' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.4'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: sim,
    Version: 1.4,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller sim
   Name     = 'sim'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.4'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'sim':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.4',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install sim version="1.4" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 28 Dec 2015.


Sitecore Instance Manager

SIM is a key tool for managing the park of Sitecore instances. You can install, locate, maintain, reinstall or delete Sitecore products. It has API and plugin engine so you can extend it for any your need.

Global Features

  • List Sitecore websites installed locally
  • Install new Sitecore standalone product
  • Install Sitecore modules and packages
  • Download Sitecore CMS and DMS from SDN
  • Back up Sitecore websites, and Restore them
  • Export Sitecore website and Import it on remote computer
  • Delete Sitecore websites
  • Reinstall Sitecore website

Open in Browser

  • Open website
  • Open Sitecore Client
  • Open Sitecore Client (bypassing security)
  • Open Support Toolbox

Open applications

  • Open Website folder
  • Open Visual Studio 2012 project (create project if missing)
  • Open web.config file
  • Open showconfig.xml configuration
  • Open current log file
  • Open entire log files in Sitecore Log Analyzer

Change website

Start/Stop App Pool
Recycle App Pool
Kill w3wp.exe process
Change Framework version
Change Framework bitness

Extra features

  • Edit etc\hosts file
  • Batch operations with SQL databases
  • Predefined configurations (Enable MVC, Scaling ...)

Supported Products

  • Sitecore CMS 6, 7 and 7.5 / 8
  • Sitecore Intranet 3.x
  • Sitecore Foundry 3.x and 4.x (in a form of Sitecore package)
  • Demo Solutions (Nicam, Jetstream)
  • All Sitecore modules

Some of Sitecore modules have special support for initial configuration:

  • Active Directory
  • Web Forms for Marketers
  • E-mail Campaign Manager

$packageName = 'sim'
$url = ''

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

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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).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Sitecore Instance Manager 212 Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Approved
sim 357 Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Approved
Sitecore Instance Manager 1.4.1 638 Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Approved
Sitecore Instance Manager 1.4 351 Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Approved
Sitecore Instance Manager 1.3.8 339 Thursday, March 19, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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