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14 Oct 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mark Russinovich
  • Bryce Cogswell


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2021.10.14 | Updated: 14 Oct 2021



Downloads of v 2021.10.14:


Software Author(s):

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  • Bryce Cogswell

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Sysinternals 2021.10.14

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

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


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


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


To uninstall Sysinternals, 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 sysinternals -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 sysinternals -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 sysinternals installed
    name: sysinternals
    state: present
    version: 2021.10.14
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'sysinternals' do
  action    :install
  version  '2021.10.14'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: sysinternals,
    Version: 2021.10.14,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller sysinternals
   Name     = 'sysinternals'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2021.10.14'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'sysinternals':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2021.10.14',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install sysinternals version="2021.10.14" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 Oct 2021.


The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single suite of tools.
This file contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files.
It does not contain non-troubleshooting tools like the BSOD Screen Saver or NotMyFault.

Package parameters

  • /InstallDir - Installation directory, by default Chocolatey tools directory.
  • /InstallationPath - the same as InstallDir

Example: choco install sysinternals --params "/InstallDir:C:\your\install\path"


  • This package supports only latest version.
  • This package by default installs to tools directory which will create shims for all applications. When you install to different directory, shims are not created but directory is added to the PATH.
  • This package downloads the nano edition of sysinternals suite when installing it on a nano server.
  • To have GUI for the tools, install nirlauncher package and use /Sysinternals package parameter.

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. $toolsPath\helpers.ps1

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
$installDir = $toolsPath
if ($pp.InstallDir -or $pp.InstallationPath ) { $InstallDir = $pp.InstallDir + $pp.InstallationPath }
Write-Host "Sysinternals Suite is going to be installed in '$installDir'"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'sysinternals'
  url            = ''
  checksum       = '48253400db24d9bd1c3cb0f846775c2d7e72dc2b3f1eab7a18162194e4913994'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  unzipLocation  = $installDir
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
if ($installDir -ne $toolsPath) { Install-ChocolateyPath $installDir }
if (Is-NanoServer) {
  $packageArgs.url = ''
  $packageArgs.checksum = '8a5d6d8f10d2c9f3f52afe0039530979f6f7cd1076f8782b34216121434dc170'

$old_path = 'c:\sysinternals'
if ((Test-Path $old_path) -and ($installDir -ne $old_path)) {
    Write-Warning "Clean up older versions of this install at c:\sysinternals"
function Accept-Eula() {

$tools = `
"AccessChk",        "Active Directory Explorer", "ADInsight",  "Autologon",       "AutoRuns",
"BGInfo",           "CacheSet",                  "ClockRes",   "Coreinfo",        "Ctrl2cap",
"DbgView",          "Desktops",                  "Disk2Vhd",   "Diskmon",         "DiskView",
"Du",               "EFSDump",                   "FindLinks",  "Handle",          "Hex2Dec",
"Junction",         "LdmDump",                   "ListDLLs",   "LoadOrder",       "Movefile",
"PageDefrag",       "PendMove",                  "PipeList",   "Portmon",         "ProcDump",
"Process Explorer", "Process Monitor",           "PsExec",     "psfile",          "PsGetSid",
"PsInfo",           "PsKill",                    "PsList",     "PsLoggedon",      "PsLoglist",
"PsPasswd",         "PsService",                 "PsShutdown", "PsSuspend",       "RamMap",
"RegDelNull",       "Regjump",                   "Regsize",    "RootkitRevealer", "Share Enum",
"ShellRunas",       "SigCheck",                  "Streams",    "Strings",         "Sync",
"System Monitor",   "TCPView",                   "VMMap",      "VolumeID",        "Whois",
"Winobj",           "ZoomIt"

    $root_path = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Sysinternals"
    mkdir "$root_path" -ea 0 | Out-Null
    foreach($tool in $tools) {
        mkdir "$root_path\$tool" -ea 0 | Out-Null
        New-ItemProperty -Path "$root_path\$tool" -Name EulaAccepted -Value 1 -Force | Out-Null

    $vt = "$root_path\SigCheck\VirusTotal"
    mkdir $vt -ea 0 | Out-Null
    New-ItemProperty -Path $vt -Name VirusTotalTermsAccepted -Value 1 -Force | Out-Null

function Is-NanoServer() {
  # This would be true for both nano servers, and IoT devices.
  if ($PSVersionTable.PSEdition -ne 'Core') { return $false }

  # 143 = Datacenter nano server
  # 144 = Standard nano server
  $sku = (Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem).OperatingSystemSKU
  return ($sku -eq 143) -or ($sku -eq 144);

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Sysinternals 2021.10.12 16841 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Approved
Sysinternals 2021.9.30 37069 Thursday, September 30, 2021 Approved
Sysinternals 2021.9.22 31725 Thursday, September 23, 2021 Approved
Sysinternals 2021.9.1 49308 Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Approved
Sysinternals 2021.8.18 29978 Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Approved
Sysinternals 2021.7.27 86683 Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Approved
Sysinternals 2021.6.24 98376 Thursday, June 24, 2021 Approved
Sysinternals 2021.6.23 14818 Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Approved
Sysinternals 2021.6.22 20111 Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Approved
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