Repeatable, reboot resilient windows environment installations made easy using Chocolatey packages. When its time to repave either bare metal or virtualized instances, locally or on a remote machine, Boxstarter can automate both trivial and highly complex installations. Compatible with all Windows versions from Windows 7/2008 R2 forward.

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Why Boxstarter?

Checkout the features that Boxstarter provides on top of Chocolatey to ensure 100% uninterrupted Windows environment installs.

Run Remotely

Need to install a bunch of machines or repeatedly setup a VM? Invoke Boxstarter commands to install environments on remote machines. Supports all VM technologies and deep integration with Hyper-V and Windows Azure VMs.

Launch with one easy URL

You can use Boxstarter to install a complete environment or install a small set of tools and windows settings with absolutely no software pre installed using an easy to remember URL.

Simplify Package Creation

Boxstarter composes an environment using Chocolatey style Nuget Packages. Boxstarter provides commands to make package authoring, testing and publishing a snap.

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