Auto-Installing most needed dev tools in 5 mins with Chocolatey

I deploy new development boxes on a fairly regular basis. And every time I do this, the same procedure follows. I install the same software so I can be more productive.

I guess this can be automated, and below is a Chocolatey script (package manager for Windows) that can be used to install most tools I need. Adjust it for your needs.  Currently, it installs these (that I need for AX7, Retail dev and troubleshooting work):

  • Notepad++
  • Adobe Reader
  • Firefox
  • Fiddler
  • WindirStat
  • ProcessExplorer
  • ProcessMonitor
  • Putty
  • WinMerge
  • change windows prompt to include date and time

Download, rename to *.cmd, open a console as administrator and run it. That’s it!
WindowsChocoInstaller.cmd

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