Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows (like apt-get or yum but for Windows). It was designed to be a decentralized framework for quickly installing applications and tools that you need. It is built on the NuGet infrastructure currently using PowerShell as its focus for delivering packages from the distros to your door, err computer.
Chocolatey for LabTech is a global App and tool silent installer.
Currently in Version 1.1.1 we host over 100 applications, servers and tools available that can be directly installed to the managed PC. First install the Chocolatey Package manager on the managed PC then start selecting different apps to install on the PC. Each app you click will auto install on PC in just 1 minute. Using the Installer Progress Window you can monitor the install of the applications live as it happens.
Chocolatey will keep your packages up to date.
Chocolatey 1.1.1 now allows you to update any installed package on a regular schedule to keep the deployed software current. Every night a cmd is sent to the systems set to auto update that has Chocolatey check to see if any new updates exist and if found to install the updates. Then once a week Chocolatey checks to see if it needs to be updated and if it finds a new Chocolatey version it to will update.
Computer Console Views
New in Version 1.1.2 -> Install any package you like using the unlisted package installer