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19 Oct 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Veeam Software AG


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Veeam Backup & Replication Catalog

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Veeam Backup & Replication Catalog

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

This package requires a reboot due to the .NET Framework installation.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Veeam Backup & Replication Catalog, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication Catalog, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Veeam Backup & Replication Catalog, 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 veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog -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 veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog -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 veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog
    name: veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog
    Name     = "veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog':
  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.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 19 Oct 2021.


Exit when reboot detected

When installing / upgrading these packages, I would like to advise you to enable this feature choco feature enable -n=exitOnRebootDetected

Veeam Backup Catalog

Veeam Backup Catalog is a feature that stands for VM guest OS file indexing. Veeam Backup Catalog comprises Veeam Guest Catalog services that run on the following servers in the backup infrastructure: Veeam backup server and Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server.
To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.

Package Parameters

The package accepts the following optional parameters:

  • /catalogLocation - Specifies a path to the catalog folder where index files must be stored. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication creates the VBRCatalog folder on a volume with the maximum amount of free space
  • /username - Specifies a user account under which the Veeam Guest Catalog Service will run. If you do not specify this parameter, the Veeam Guest Catalog Service will run under the Local System account.
  • /password - This parameter must be used if you have specified the /username parameter. Specifies a password for the account under which the Veeam Guest Catalog Service will run.
  • /port - Specifies a TCP port that will be used by the Veeam Guest Catalog Service. By default, port number 9393 is used.
  • /create - Create the requested user on this machine, this user will be added to the local Administrators group.

Example: choco install veeam-backup-and-replication-catalog --params "/port:9000 /catalogLocation:D:\VBRCatalog"

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is
out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and
let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

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

$isoPackageName = 'veeam-backup-and-replication-iso'
$scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$commonPath = $(Split-Path -parent $(Split-Path -parent $scriptPath))
$filename = 'VeeamBackup&Replication_11.0.1.1261_20211005.iso'
$installPath = Join-Path  (Join-Path $commonPath $isoPackageName) $filename

$fileLocation = 'Catalog\VeeamBackupCatalog64.msi'
$updateFileVersion = ($filename -replace 'VeeamBackup&Replication_' -replace '.iso').ToLower()
$updateFileLocation = "Updates\veeam_backup_$($updateFileVersion)_setup.exe"

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

$silentArgs = ""

if ($pp.catalogLocation) {
  $silentArgs += " VM_CATALOGPATH=`"$($pp.catalogLocation)`""
  if(!(Test-Path -Path $pp.catalogLocation )){
    New-Item -Path $pp.catalogLocation -ItemType Directory

if ($pp.port) {
  $silentArgs += " VBRC_SERVICE_PORT=$($pp.port)"

if ($pp.username) {
  $computername = $env:computername
  $fulluser = $pp.username
  if ($pp.username -notmatch "\\") {
    $fulluser = "$($computername)\$($pp.username)"
  if(-not $pp.password) {
    throw 'Password is required when setting a username...'
  if ($pp.create) {
    if ($pp.username -match "\\") {
      throw "Only local users can be created"

    if (Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_UserAccount | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $pp.username}) {
      Write-Warning "The local user already exists, not creating again"
    } else {
      net user $pp.username $pp.password /add /PASSWORDCHG:NO
      wmic UserAccount where ("Name='{0}'" -f $pp.username) set PasswordExpires=False
      net localgroup "Administrators" $pp.username /add    }
  $silentArgs += " VBRC_SERVICE_USER=`"$($fulluser)`" VBRC_SERVICE_PASSWORD=`"$($pp.password)`""

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  isoFile        = $installPath
  softwareName  = 'Veeam Backup Catalog*'
  file           = $fileLocation
  fileType       = 'msi'
  silentArgs     = "$($silentArgs) ACCEPTEULA=YES ACCEPT_THIRDPARTY_LICENSES=1 /qn /norestart /l*v `"$env:TEMP\$env:ChocolateyPackageName.$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion.log`""
  validExitCodes = @(0,1638,1641,3010) #1638 was added to allow updating when an newer version is already installed.
  destination    = $toolsDir

Install-ChocolateyIsoInstallPackage @packageArgs

# An update file is provided in the ISO. This should be executed after
# the installation of the software.
# This update file contains an update to all available software on the
# ISO and should be executed After each installation.
# This should be in a seperate package, but you can't trigger / force a
# dependency after the installation Therefore I need to trigger it this way.
If ($filename -Match "Update") {
  $updatePackageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    isoFile        = $installPath
    softwareName   = $packageArgs['softwareName']
    file           = $updateFileLocation
    fileType       = 'exe'
    silentArgs     = "VBR_AUTO_UPGRADE=1 /silent /noreboot /log `"$env:TEMP\$env:ChocolateyPackageName.$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion.log`""
    validExitCodes = @(0,1641,3010)
    destination    = $toolsDir

  Install-ChocolateyIsoInstallPackage @updatePackageArgs

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