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):
- Adobe Reader
- change windows prompt to include date and time
Download, rename to *.cmd, open a console as administrator and run it. That’s it!