Downloads of v 1.4.0:


Last Update:

18 Aug 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • David Lehn
  • Moritz Kretz
  • NDS


SkypeUtilityProject SUP Skype ads formatting notifications

Skype Utility Project

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1.4.0 | Updated: 18 Aug 2015



Downloads of v 1.4.0:



Software Author(s):

  • David Lehn
  • Moritz Kretz
  • NDS

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Skype Utility Project 1.4.0

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To install Skype Utility Project, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Skype Utility Project, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Skype Utility Project, 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 skype-utility-project -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 skype-utility-project -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 skype-utility-project installed
    name: skype-utility-project
    state: present
    version: 1.4.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'skype-utility-project' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.4.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: skype-utility-project,
    Version: 1.4.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller skype-utility-project
   Name     = 'skype-utility-project'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.4.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'skype-utility-project':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.4.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install skype-utility-project version="1.4.0" 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 as a trusted package on 18 Aug 2015.


The Skype Utility Project is a plugin for Skype for Windows Desktop, adding some useful functionality the original developers were too lazy to implement.
(Please note that this plugin works only with the Windows Desktop version of Skype, other platforms are not supported.)

This plugin allows you to hide advertisement banners above conversations, customize the positioning of notification popups, and turn off formatting tags in chat messages, among other things.
Check out the project description on GitHub for a full list of features.

Please note that updates take a very long time to get approved by the Chocolatey mods. If you are having problems, try manually checking for a new version of SUP.

$packageName = 'skype-utility-project'
$url = ''
$skypeRegistry = "HKLM:\Software\Skype"
if (Test-Path HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Skype)
    $skypeRegistry = "HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Skype"

$skypeFolder = (Get-ItemProperty -Path ($skypeRegistry + "\Phone")).SkypeFolder

$process = Get-Process skype -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
$wasOpen = $process -ne $null

if ($wasOpen)
    $success =  $process  | % { $_.CloseMainWindow() }
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $skypeFolder
#Something like this would be cool, but you don't want to start it as a different user.
#if ($wasOpen)
#    Start-Process (Get-ItemProperty -Path ($skypeRegistry + "\Phone")).SkypePath

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Skype Utility Project 1.3.8 555 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
Skype Utility Project 1.3.7 425 Monday, April 20, 2015 Approved
Skype Utility Project 1.3.6 409 Saturday, March 7, 2015 Approved
Skype Utility Project 1.3.5 319 Thursday, February 26, 2015 Approved
Skype Utility Project 1.3.4 466 Monday, January 26, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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