Chocolatey is an open source Package Manager for Windows. Package Managers are used for installing and managing multiple programs at the same time in an unattended manner. Chocolatey provides Universal approach for Software Management. Chocolatey uses PowerShell. Chocolatey comes from the community repository and it is open source and secure. It supports offline installation of software programs.
Install Chocolatey (Free version) from https://www.chocolatey.org/.
Run the following command in an command prompt opened in Administrator mode
@"%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))" && SET "PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin"
Packages on Chocolatey - https://www.chocolatey.org/packages
To install software use the below commands
choco install googlechrome –y (for Google Chrome)
choco install firefox –y (for Firefox)
choco install git –y (for Git)
Chocolatey is really great to provision Dev environments with common tools with great automation.
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