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Last Update:

08 Feb 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Craig Andera


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0.2.2 | Updated: 08 Feb 2016



Downloads of v 0.2.2:



Software Author(s):

  • Craig Andera

Shadowspawn 0.2.2

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


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


To uninstall Shadowspawn, 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 shadowspawn -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 shadowspawn -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 shadowspawn installed
    name: shadowspawn
    state: present
    version: 0.2.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

chocolatey_package 'shadowspawn' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.2.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: shadowspawn,
    Version: 0.2.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller shadowspawn
   Name     = 'shadowspawn'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.2.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'shadowspawn':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.2.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install shadowspawn version="0.2.2" 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 by moderator ferventcoder on 22 Feb 2016.


ShadowSpawn is a tool for working with shadow copies. Shadow copies are read-only snapshots of your disk. Working with shadow copies instead of the actual files allows you to do things like work with in-use (locked) files.

ShadowSpawn works by making a shadow copy of your disk, making it available at a drive letter, then launching (spawning) another program that you specify.

Probably the most common way to use ShadowSpawn is to use Robocopy make a copy of files that are currently in use.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$root = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$is64bit = Get-ProcessorBits -eq '64'

"Installing $(Get-ProcessorBits) bit version"
if ($is64bit) { rm -r -force $root\x86 } else { rm -r -force $root\x64 }
Compiled with Visual Studio 2015 based on
md5: EA4C32ECC6284A4ADA36656BBA3D0880 | sha1: CDF9123A827448A9AC442AC7D7B143ABC6AA4239 | sha256: BB529A4076AFCC228398B47D8D850314666528268A692B5E88F660FB0827CFA3 | sha512: 29345A5EB5AA46AA8C5F587F5693281EBD271C4F0DC14F1EF583B1DA0D95DB42A17F1EF7EC2D0CE551D83303CE293C8B98EA5AD382345B298592DABE6D0AD474
md5: DC0E127C1A7283504DED2F75286AF9ED | sha1: F7D2B5A1CB38CE6D4A00B3A452189EC2A2C15DB4 | sha256: 7082AC3097D4B1CDB4686D53CA113211C33740BE83DE05A45594C7DE62BD0388 | sha512: 4A9295C8E5426B061C2169E24D240657E010EB83A89FB9B08F4A78A8B01999FFB30D8BFA5E3038D6AF308C7C447200EB13A36AAF24A0B1E6484C973904697F97

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