I am starting a new role at HH Global tomorrow. I’ll be spending most of tomorrow setting up my pc and installing all the programs and applications I want to use. I decided to create a powershell script which will install Chocolatey, then install a bunch of applications I want from their app gallery.
If you haven’t heard of Chocolatey yet it is very similar to linux’s apt-get, it uses powershell scripts and Nuget packages to automate the installation of Windows applications.
The script dosen’t do anything out of the ordinary, it literally installs Chocolatey, then executes the
cinst command for every application I want to install.
# Install Chocolatey "Installing Chocolatey..." iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString("http://bit.ly/psChocInstall")) "Installing Chocolatey - Done..." # Install Programes # System Tools "Installing System Tools..." cinst 7zip cinst notepadplusplus cinst GoogleChrome cinst Firefox cinst filezilla cinst skype cinst FoxitReader cinst gimp cinst keepass cinst truecrypt cinst CutePDF cinst mirc cinst putty cinst Cygwin cinst virtualbox "Installing System Tools - Done..." # Dev Tools "Installing Dev Tools..." cinst fiddler cinst linqpad4 cinst ScriptCs cinst CoffeeScript cinst NewRelic cinst P4Merge cinst poshgit "Installing Dev Tools - Done..."
You can also find the script on my GitHub repo.