Chocolatey is one of those technologies that I find very exciting. Installing applications is hardly an arduous task, but being able to do it from the command line is damn cool. And it’s really a feature that Windows should have by now.
While installing IIS on a new computer, I discovered that Chocolatey has expanded it’s feature set to include installing Windows Features.
PS C:\> cWindowsFeatures IIS-WebServerRole PS C:\> cWindowsFeatures IIS-ISAPIFilter PS C:\> cWindowsFeatures IIS-ISAPIExtensions PS C:\> cWindowsFeatures IIS-NetFxExtensibility PS C:\> cWindowsFeatures IIS-ASPNET PS C:\> chocolatey install evernote PS C:\> chocolatey install resharper
The resulting output looks like this:
That’s all there is to it! This is not all that much faster than doing it from the UI, but it is now simple to automate this via Powershell!