Chocolatey - Apt-Get for Windows

So, my boss (who is at least as big a geek as I am) sent me this link this AM. We are looking at bringing in an automation scripting package installer to take advantage of a few different areas our current patching system cannot.

Since we host such a large volume of Windows machines at various sites throughout North America, getting rid of local agents on systems that may have firewall or bandwidth issues this is one of the products we are looking at. Even if we don't decide to use this (we have a lot of Security layers to crawl up before we can bring something like this in) for those who run SMB's to even MSB this might be just perfect. It takes advantage of what you already have installed (Powershell). The SPEC's for a local server are ridiculously small (it even support Windows 2003 as a repository server), Local Folder / UNC Share (CIFS) are also supported. I'm playing around with this now in a VM. **giggle** I have to say, I'm pretty freaking impressed. 

Chocolatey is software management automation.

Chocolatey works with over 20+ installer technologies for Windows, but it can manage things you would normally xcopy deploy (like runtime binaries and zip files). You can also work with registry settings or managing files and configurations, or any combination. Since it uses PowerShell, if you can dream it, you can do it with Chocolatey.

Chocolatey builds on technologies that are familiar:
-PowerShell
-Unattended installations

We didn't try to reinvent the wheel with Chocolatey. We are building on technologies you know, technologies you may have been using for years. It's going to feel good knowing that time you have spent working with software deployment plugs right into Chocolatey in a much better and more manageable way. Welcome to sane software management. With those familiar technologies, Chocolatey brings the concepts of true package management to allow you to version things, manage dependencies and installation order, better inventory management, and other features.

Chocolatey also integrates with infrastructure management tools (like Puppet, Chef or SCCM) and other remote administration tools (like LabTech or LANDesk).

You are going to find the simplicity and absolute power of Chocolatey reinvigorating for Windows software deployments. Yes, we know that is a bold statement. Yes, we have hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals that use Chocolatey that will back that statement up.

Chocolatey is the package manager for Windows. 

Check it out here.

Last modified on Friday, 03 March 2017 16:13

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