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WorldWide Telescope Windows Client | Updated: 27 Feb 2019



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WorldWide Telescope Windows Client

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To install WorldWide Telescope Windows Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade WorldWide Telescope Windows Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall WorldWide Telescope Windows Client, 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 worldwide-telescope -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 worldwide-telescope -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 worldwide-telescope installed
    name: worldwide-telescope
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'worldwide-telescope' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: worldwide-telescope,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller worldwide-telescope
   Name     = 'worldwide-telescope'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'worldwide-telescope':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install worldwide-telescope version="" 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 gep13 on 28 Feb 2019.


WorldWide Telescope

The purpose of the American Astronomical Society's WorldWide Telescope project is to enable the seamless visualization and sharing of scientific data and stories from major telescopes, observatories, and institutions among students and researchers, through science museums and full-dome immersive planetariums, and in scholarly publications.

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

# Ensure that user is not on Windows XP/Vista
# The following version check code is lifted straight from the 'powershell' install script

$osversionLookup = @{
  "5.1.2600" = "XP";
  "5.1.3790" = "2003";
  "6.0.6001" = "Vista/2008";
  "6.1.7600" = "Win7/2008R2";
  "6.1.7601" = "Win7 SP1/2008R2 SP1"; # SP1 or later.
  "6.2.9200" = "Win8/2012";
  "6.3.9600" = "Win8.1/2012R2";
  "10.0.*" = "Windows 10/Server 2016"

$os = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem
$osVersion = $os.version

$ProductName = (Get-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion' -Name 'ProductName').ProductName
$EditionId = (Get-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion' -Name 'EditionID').EditionId

#This will show us if we are running on Nano Server (Kernel version alone won't show this)
Write-Output "Running on: $ProductName, ($EditionId), Windows Kernel: $osVersion"

if( ([version]$osVersion).Major -eq "10" ) {
  $osVersion = "$(([version]$osVersion).Major).$(([version]$osVersion).Minor).*"

switch ($osversionLookup[$osVersion]) {
  "XP" {
    throw "$packageName is not supported on $ProductName, ($EditionId), Windows Kernel: $osVersion"
  "2003" {
    throw "$packageName is not supported on $ProductName, ($EditionId), Windows Kernel: $osVersion"
  "Vista/2008" {
    throw "$packageName is not supported on $ProductName, ($EditionId), Windows Kernel: $osVersion"

# Windows version is OK, proceed

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'MSI'
  url           = $url
  softwareName  = 'WorldWide Telescope'
  checksum      = '47FE3DAFB826898331998C6FD4612526B25AB842B3B01E9C8B318D80100D73E7'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`" AUTOUPDATE=0"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

# Disable automatic updates (direct registry update since the AUTOUPDATE=0 MSI parameter is ignored by the installer)
$path = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\WorldWide Telescope"
if (Test-Path $path) {
  New-ItemProperty -Path $path -Name "AutoUpdates" -Value 0 -PropertyType DWORD -Force

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