PS: Chocolatey

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To add on to my previous post here, I wanted to find a way to revise my install scripts for faster automation of Windows 10 installs. I know I should be using WDS with MDT and have configured in my homelab, but in the power of self learning – I just wanted to see what I could do with Powershell alone with  the OEM image (I know, bring on the down votes!)

To Resolve:

  1. First, I execute the following two statements manually in a Powershell admin prompt:
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted 
# We will change this back to remoteSigned once this is over.

iwr -UseBasicParsing | iex

#After it installs, it will tell you that you should probably exit out of your script and start a new one, so I do that. Here is the .ps1 I run as admin afterwards:

Import-Module PackageManagement

Install-PackageProvider NuGet -MinimumVersion ‘’ -Force
Install-PackageProvider Chocolatey
Set-PSRepository -Name PSGallery -InstallationPolicy Trusted

# Install Packages

choco install googlechrome --confirm --limitoutput
choco install flashplayeractivex --confirm --limitoutput
choco install flashplayerplugin --confirm --limitoutput
choco install 7zip.install --confirm --limitoutput
choco install adobeair --confirm --limitoutput
choco install jre8 --confirm --limitoutput
choco install dotnet3.5 --confirm --limitoutput
# choco install adobereader -y
# choco install adobereader-update -y

<# For my computer
choco install python2 -y
choco install bleachbit -y
choco install notepadplusplus.install -y
choco install atom -y
choco install firefox -y
choco install vim -y
Set-Alias vim -Value “C:\Program Files (x86)\vim\vim80\gvim.exe”
choco install procexp -y
choco install putty -y
choco install virtualbox -y
choco install winscp.install -y
choco install sysinternals -y

NOTE: Adobe reader wasn’t working when I tried this so I just manually went to and installed. It still got most of the software. Now, all I have to do is run “cup all” from an admin PS Prompt to update each of these “packages”.

This can be found in my gwApplications section.