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Boxstarter Commands for a new Windows machine.
# Description: Boxstarter Script
# Author: https://twitter.com/GhostInTheWire5
#
# Install boxstarter:
# . { iwr -useb http://boxstarter.org/bootstrapper.ps1 } | iex; get-boxstarter -Force
# NOTE the "." above is required.
#
# Run this boxstarter by calling the following from **elevated** powershell:
# example: Install-BoxstarterPackage -PackageName https://gist.githubusercontent.com/ghostinthewires/033276015ba9d58d1f162e7fd47cdbd3/raw/boxstarter.ps1 -DisableReboots
# Learn more: http://boxstarter.org/Learn/WebLauncher
Update-ExecutionPolicy -Policy RemoteSigned
# Workaround for nested chocolatey folders resulting in path too long error
$ChocoCachePath = "C:\Temp"
New-Item -Path $ChocoCachePath -ItemType directory -Force
# Trust PSGallery
Get-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -ForceBootstrap
Set-PSRepository -Name PSGallery -InstallationPolicy Trusted
# Temporary
Disable-UAC
choco feature enable -n=allowGlobalConfirmation
#############################
# Privacy / Security Settings
#############################
Disable-BingSearch
Disable-GameBarTips
# Privacy: Let apps use my advertising ID: Disable
If (-Not (Test-Path "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo")) {
New-Item -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo | Out-Null
}
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo -Name Enabled -Type DWord -Value 0
# WiFi Sense: HotSpot Sharing: Disable
If (-Not (Test-Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowWiFiHotSpotReporting")) {
New-Item -Path HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowWiFiHotSpotReporting | Out-Null
}
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowWiFiHotSpotReporting -Name value -Type DWord -Value 0
# WiFi Sense: Shared HotSpot Auto-Connect: Disable
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowAutoConnectToWiFiSenseHotspots -Name value -Type DWord -Value 0
# Start Menu: Disable Bing Search Results
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search -Name BingSearchEnabled -Type DWord -Value 0
# Start Menu: Disable Cortana
New-Item -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows' -Name 'Windows Search' -ItemType Key
New-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search' -Name AllowCortana -Type DWORD -Value 0
# Disable SMBv1
Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName smb1protocol
############################
# Personal Preferences on UI
############################
Set-WindowsExplorerOptions -EnableShowHiddenFilesFoldersDrives -EnableShowProtectedOSFiles -EnableShowFileExtensions -EnableShowFullPathInTitleBar -EnableOpenFileExplorerToQuickAccess -EnableShowRecentFilesInQuickAccess -EnableShowFrequentFoldersInQuickAccess -EnableExpandToOpenFolder
Set-TaskbarOptions -Size Small -Dock Bottom -Combine Full -Lock
Set-TaskbarOptions -Size Small -Dock Bottom -Combine Full -AlwaysShowIconsOn
# Change Explorer home screen back to "This PC"
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name LaunchTo -Type DWord -Value 1
# Better File Explorer
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name NavPaneExpandToCurrentFolder -Value 1
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name NavPaneShowAllFolders -Value 1
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name MMTaskbarMode -Value 2
# These make "Quick Access" behave much closer to the old "Favorites"
# Disable Quick Access: Recent Files
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer -Name ShowRecent -Type DWord -Value 0
# Disable Quick Access: Frequent Folders
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer -Name ShowFrequent -Type DWord -Value 0
# Disable the Lock Screen (the one before password prompt - to prevent dropping the first character)
If (-Not (Test-Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization)) {
New-Item -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows -Name Personalization | Out-Null
}
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization -Name NoLockScreen -Type DWord -Value 1
# Lock screen (not sleep) on lid close
Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power' -Name AwayModeEnabled -Type DWord -Value 1
# Use the Windows 7-8.1 Style Volume Mixer
If (-Not (Test-Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC")) {
New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" -Name MTCUVC | Out-Null
}
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC" -Name EnableMtcUvc -Type DWord -Value 0
# Disable Xbox Gamebar
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR" -Name AppCaptureEnabled -Type DWord -Value 0
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\System\GameConfigStore" -Name GameDVR_Enabled -Type DWord -Value 0
# Turn off People in Taskbar
If (-Not (Test-Path "HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People")) {
New-Item -Path HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People | Out-Null
}
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People" -Name PeopleBand -Type DWord -Value 0
###############################
# Windows 10 Metro App Removals
###############################
# 3D Builder
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.3DBuilder | Remove-AppxPackage
# Alarms
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsAlarms | Remove-AppxPackage
# Autodesk
Get-AppxPackage *Autodesk* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Bing Weather, News, Sports, and Finance (Money):
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingFinance | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingNews | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingSports | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingWeather | Remove-AppxPackage
# BubbleWitch
Get-AppxPackage *BubbleWitch* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Candy Crush
Get-AppxPackage king.com.CandyCrush* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Comms Phone
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.CommsPhone | Remove-AppxPackage
# Dell
Get-AppxPackage *Dell* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Disney Magic Kingdom
Get-AppxPackage *DisneyMagicKingdom* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Dropbox
Get-AppxPackage *Dropbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Facebook
Get-AppxPackage *Facebook* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Feedback Hub
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub | Remove-AppxPackage
# Get Started
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Getstarted | Remove-AppxPackage
# Hidden City: Hidden Object Adventure
Get-AppxPackage *HiddenCityMysteryofShadows* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Keeper
Get-AppxPackage *Keeper* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Mail & Calendar
Get-AppxPackage microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps | Remove-AppxPackage
# Maps
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsMaps | Remove-AppxPackage
# March of Empires
Get-AppxPackage *MarchofEmpires* | Remove-AppxPackage
# McAfee Security
Get-AppxPackage *McAfee* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Uninstall McAfee Security App
$mcafee = gci "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" | foreach { gp $_.PSPath } | ? { $_ -match "McAfee Security" } | select UninstallString
if ($mcafee) {
$mcafee = $mcafee.UninstallString -Replace "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcuihost.exe",""
Write "Uninstalling McAfee..."
start-process "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcuihost.exe" -arg "$mcafee" -Wait
}
# Messaging
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Messaging | Remove-AppxPackage
# Minecraft
Get-AppxPackage *Minecraft* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Netflix
Get-AppxPackage *Netflix* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Office Hub
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub | Remove-AppxPackage
# One Connect
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.OneConnect | Remove-AppxPackage
# OneNote
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Office.OneNote | Remove-AppxPackage
# People
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.People | Remove-AppxPackage
# Phone
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsPhone | Remove-AppxPackage
# Photos
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Remove-AppxPackage
# Plex
Get-AppxPackage *Plex* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Skype (Metro version)
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.SkypeApp | Remove-AppxPackage
# Sound Recorder
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder | Remove-AppxPackage
# Solitaire
Get-AppxPackage *Solitaire* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Sticky Notes
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes | Remove-AppxPackage
# Sway
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Office.Sway | Remove-AppxPackage
# Twitter
Get-AppxPackage *Twitter* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Xbox
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider | Remove-AppxPackage
# Zune Music, Movies & TV
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneMusic | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneVideo | Remove-AppxPackage
###################################
# Windows Subsystems/Roles/Features
###################################
cinst Microsoft-Hyper-V-All -source windowsFeatures
cinst Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux -source windowsFeatures
cinst TelnetClient -source windowsFeatures
cinst IIS-ApplicationDevelopment -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-ApplicationInit -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-ASPNET -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-ASPNET45 -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-BasicAuthentication -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-ClientCertificateMappingAuthentication -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-CommonHttpFeatures -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-CustomLogging -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-DefaultDocument -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-DigestAuthentication -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-DirectoryBrowsing -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-HealthAndDiagnostics -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-HttpCompressionDynamic -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-HttpCompressionStatic -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-HttpErrors -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-HttpLogging -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-HttpRedirect -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-HttpTracing -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-IISCertificateMappingAuthentication -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-IPSecurity -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-ISAPIExtensions -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-ISAPIFilter -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-LoggingLibraries -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-ManagementConsole -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-ManagementScriptingTools -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-ManagementService -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-NetFxExtensibility -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-NetFxExtensibility45 -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-Performance -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-RequestFiltering -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-RequestMonitor -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-Security -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-StaticContent -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-URLAuthorization -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-WebServer -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-WebServerManagementTools -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-WebServerRole -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-WebSockets -source windowsfeatures
cinst IIS-WindowsAuthentication -source windowsfeatures
########
# AWS
########
# Install AWS CLI
cup awscli --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Installing AWS Tools for Windows
cup awstools.powershell --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
########
# Azure
########
# Install Azure cli
cup azure-cli --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install azcopy
cup azcopy --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer
cup microsoftazurestorageexplorer --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Microsoft Azure ServiceBus Explorer
cup servicebusexplorer --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
##########
# Browsers
##########
#Install Chrome
cup googlechrome --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
#Install Firefox
cup firefox --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
##########
# Docker
##########
# Install Docker & Minikube
cup docker-desktop --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup docker-compose --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup minikube --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
#####
# Git
#####
# Install git & git credential manager
cup git --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup git-credential-manager-for-windows --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Gitkraken
cup gitkraken --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install posh-git
cup poshgit --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
##############
# PowerShell
##############
# Installing Azure PowerShell modules
Install-Module -Name AzureRM -Scope AllUsers
Install-Module -Name Azure -Scope AllUsers -AllowClobber
# Install Pester
cup pester --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
#############################
# Runtime Environments & SDKs
#############################
#Install Go
cup golang --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Java Runtime
cup javaruntime --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install JDK 8
cup jdk8 --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Python 2/3
cup python2 --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup python3 --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
#######
# Tools
#######
# Install Zip Tools
cup 7zip --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Enhanced cli
cup conemu --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install File Tools
cup notepadplusplus --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup winmerge --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup agentransack --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup ditto --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Data Transfer tools
cup filezilla --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup winscp --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup curl --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup wget --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup postman --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install IIS Tools
cup urlrewrite --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Nuget Tools
cup nugetpackageexplorer --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup nuget.commandline --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Remote Connection Tools
cup putty --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup mremoteng --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install SSL Tools
cup openssl.light --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
#Install SQL Tools
cup sql-server-management-studio --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Troubleshooting Tools
cup wireshark --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup fiddler --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
cup sysinternals --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Virtualisation Tools
cup virtualbox --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
####################
# Visual Studio Code
####################
# Install Visual Studio Code
cup visualstudiocode --cacheLocation $ChocoCachePath
# Install Visual Studio Code Extensions
code --install-extension ms-vscode.csharp
code --install-extension ms-vscode.Go
code --install-extension ms-vscode.PowerShell
code --install-extension ms-vscode.azurecli
code --install-extension ms-azuretools.vscode-azurefunctions
code --install-extension ms-mssql.mssql
code --install-extension ms-python.python
code --install-extension msazurermtools.azurerm-vscode-tools
code --install-extension mindginative.terraform-snippets
code --install-extension hnw.vscode-auto-open-markdown-preview
code --install-extension streetsidesoftware.code-spell-checker
code --install-extension in4margaret.compareit
code --install-extension waderyan.gitblame
code --install-extension PKief.material-icon-theme
code --install-extension zhuangtongfa.Material-theme
code --install-extension mechatroner.rainbow-csv
code --install-extension mauve.terraform
code --install-extension DavidAnson.vscode-markdownlint
code --install-extension VisualStudioOnlineApplicationInsights.application-insights
code --install-extension humao.rest-client
code --install-extension ryu1kn.annotator
code --install-extension donjayamanne.githistory
code --install-extension eamodio.gitlens
code --install-extension shaharkazaz.git-merger
code --install-extension ipedrazas.kubernetes-snippets
code --install-extension ms-kubernetes-tools.vscode-kubernetes-tools
code --install-extension blackmist.LinkCheckMD
code --install-extension emilast.LogFileHighlighter
code --install-extension mdickin.markdown-shortcuts
code --install-extension stkb.rewrap
code --install-extension formulahendry.code-runner
# clean up the cache directory
Remove-Item $ChocoCachePath -Recurse
#--- Restore Temporary Settings ---
choco feature disable -n=allowGlobalConfirmation
Enable-MicrosoftUpdate
Install-WindowsUpdate -acceptEula
Enable-UAC
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