Chocolatey – Package manager for windows

Chocolatey has the most comprehensive online registry of Windows applications. By wrapping installers, executables, zips, and/or scripts into a compiled package file, Chocolatey packages encapsulate everything needed to manage a specific piece of software into a single deployment artifact. Packages are subjected to a thorough moderation review, which includes automatic virus scanning. Malicious and pirated software is not allowed in the community repository.


Requirements

  • Windows 7+ / Windows Server 2003+

  • PowerShell v2+ (minimum is v3 for installation from this website due to TLS 1.2 requirement)

  • .NET Framework 4+

How do you set it up?

You can choose from a number of options on this website.


Example: Deploying Process Explorer

The E2E process of deploying Process Explorer on a Windows workstation will be demonstrated in the next example.


Open Windows PowerShell ISE:

Click Start, type ISE, right-click Windows PowerShell ISE, and then click Run as administrator

Open https://community.chocolatey.org/packages and search for "Process Explorer" and click on the relevant package.



Choose a deployment model. (We'll use clean install in this example.)

Run command in PS

and here is the result.....





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