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19 Aug 2016

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Software Author(s):

  • Badgerati


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0.12.0 | Updated: 19 Aug 2016



Downloads of v 0.12.0:



Software Author(s):

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Picassio 0.12.0

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2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install Picassio, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Picassio, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Picassio, 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 picassio -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 picassio -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 picassio installed
    name: picassio
    state: present
    version: 0.12.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'picassio' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.12.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: picassio,
    Version: 0.12.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller picassio
   Name     = 'picassio'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.12.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'picassio':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.12.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install picassio version="0.12.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 24 Aug 2016.


Picassio is a PowerShell v3.0+ automated provisioning/deployment tool, which uses a single JSON file to determine what commands to execute.


The following are all supported by Picassio:

  • Install/upgrade/uninstall software/packages via Chocolatey, NPM, Bower or NuGet
  • Clone/checkout repositories from Git/SVN
  • Build projects/solutions using MSBuild
  • Run specified commands using either Command Prompt or PowerShell
  • Install/uninstall and stop/start Windows services
  • Copy files/folders with inclusions/exclusions
  • Create VMs using Vagrant
  • Add/remove entries from the hosts file
  • Add/remove website on IIS
  • Run node.js applications
  • Run tests via NUnit
  • Install/uninstall Windows (optional) features such as Web-Server for IIS
  • Ability to setup certificates in MMC
  • Run cake build scripts
  • Run SQL Server scripts or create/restore backups using PS-SQL
  • Run SQL scripts directly on a SQL Server
  • Can send emails
  • Ability to publish/generate scripts for SSDT
  • Support for Network Load Balancer
  • Extension modules can be written for third-parties
  • Run cookbooks and recipes using Chef

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'Picassio'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  url           = $url

# Download Picassio
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

# Install Picassio
$picassioPath = Join-Path $env:chocolateyPackageFolder 'tools/src'
Push-Location $picassioPath

    $main = $pwd
    $tools = "$main\Tools"
    $modules = "$main\Modules"
    $extensions = "$main\Extensions"

    if (!(Test-Path $extensions))
        Write-Host "Creating '$extensions' directory."
        New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $extensions | Out-Null

    Write-Host 'Updating environment Path.'
    Install-ChocolateyPath -PathToInstall $main -PathType 'Machine'

    Write-Host 'Creating environment variables.'
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioModules' -VariableValue $modules -VariableType 'Machine'
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioExtensions' -VariableValue $extensions -VariableType 'Machine'

    $tools = "$tools\PicassioTools.psm1"
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioTools' -VariableValue $tools -VariableType 'Machine'

# Uninstall Picassio
$picassioPath = Join-Path $env:chocolateyPackageFolder 'tools/src'

Write-Host 'Removing Picassio from environment Path.'
if (($env:Path.Contains($picassioPath)))
    $current = (Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Scope 'Machine')
    $current = $current.Replace($picassioPath, [string]::Empty)
    Set-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Value $current -Scope 'Machine'
    $env:PATH = $current

Write-Host 'Removing environment variables.'
Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioModules' -VariableType 'Machine'
Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioExtensions' -VariableType 'Machine'
Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'PicassioTools' -VariableType 'Machine'


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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Picassio 0.11.7 230 Saturday, July 30, 2016 Approved
Picassio 0.11.6 276 Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Approved

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