Downloads of v 17.1.2:


Last Update:

14 Aug 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Nick Asseloos


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dotnetversiondetector (Install)

17.1.2 | Updated: 14 Aug 2017



Downloads of v 17.1.2:



Software Author(s):

  • Nick Asseloos

dotnetversiondetector (Install) 17.1.2

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install dotnetversiondetector (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade dotnetversiondetector (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall dotnetversiondetector (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade dotnetversiondetector -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade dotnetversiondetector -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure dotnetversiondetector installed
    name: dotnetversiondetector
    state: present
    version: 17.1.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'dotnetversiondetector' do
  action    :install
  version  '17.1.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: dotnetversiondetector,
    Version: 17.1.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller dotnetversiondetector
   Name     = 'dotnetversiondetector'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '17.1.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'dotnetversiondetector':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '17.1.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install dotnetversiondetector version="17.1.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Jul 2020.


Detects and displays all .NET versions installed on the current machine. Can export to a file.
Utility itself does not use .NET so that it will work regardless of whether .NET is installed or what versions are installed.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'dotnetversiondetector' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE_MSI_OR_MSU' #only one of these: exe, msi, msu
  url           = "$toolsDir\"
  url64bit      = "$toolsDir\"
  #file         = "$toolsDir\"

  softwareName  = 'dotnetversiondetector*' #part or all of the Display Name as you see it in Programs and Features. It should be enough to be unique
  checksum      = 'B76345AE3B4AC1401E55149E5BE3CD81D0DAA8A2DD3E2F2318226A49E21C390A'
  checksumType  = 'sha256' #default is md5, can also be sha1, sha256 or sha512
  checksum64    = 'B76345AE3B4AC1401E55149E5BE3CD81D0DAA8A2DD3E2F2318226A49E21C390A'
  checksumType64= 'sha256' #default is checksumType

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs #

Move-Item $toolsdir\dotnet.exe $toolsdir\dotnetversions.exe -Force

Write-Output ""
Write-Output "**********************************************************************************************************"
Write-Output "*  INSTRUCTIONS: At a shell prompt, type 'dotnetversions' to start the dot net version detector utility          *"
Write-Output "**********************************************************************************************************"
Write-Output ""
From: <insert applicable license url here>

The only hint at a license is the statement on the product home page to send an email to request redistribution rights.

The authors response to this request is below.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ASoft Info <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 12:01 PM
Subject: RE: Permission to Redistribute Or...
To: darwin*******.com

Hi Darwin,

Sure, I grant you permission to distribute it however it fits you best.

Thank you for informing me; too bad that the names clash now.
I will see if I find another solution because this will clash with people/companies that distribute/call it from their applications/frameworks.
I will have a look at the new CLI to see how it is now.

Thank you & best regards,
md5: 0D1257A83CD6689BAC91C33794CA6F9B | sha1: 4BEC2ED3C7E2F0558323DA8372487F77F8789AFC | sha256: B76345AE3B4AC1401E55149E5BE3CD81D0DAA8A2DD3E2F2318226A49E21C390A | sha512: 503B53CE0C1027CC36B906144C973CE31C76546DB48A281D1DB69899ED9A9378767FDE73AC8EE11C6C65CD216A024C40E99D8E4FB75AEC562A7C4BFC057A81E5

Note: Include this file if including binaries you have the right to distribute.
Otherwise delete. this file.


Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The appropriate checksum for the package has been encoded in the normal checksum fields in chocolateyinstall.ps1.

This means that the package will display "hashes match" even though the source installer is embedded.

To verify, execute "Get-FileHash -algorithm sha1" and compare the output value to that in chocolateyinstall.ps1

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
dotnetversiondetector (Install) 390 Thursday, March 23, 2017 Approved
dotnetversiondetector (Install) 16.3.2 349 Monday, February 20, 2017 Approved
DotNET Version Detector 15.0 536 Saturday, January 2, 2016 Approved

Packaging Version
- renames exe from default of dotnet.exe to dotnetversions.exe to avoid clashes with dotnet CLI.
Supports up through .NET 4.6.2

This package has no dependencies.

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