Rebuilding your PC is always a drag, even with useful utilities like Ninite.
I recently created a PowerShell DSC script that I can use whenever I need to rebuild my PC. As part of that, I used the cChoco provider to automatically install applications using Chocolatey. I’ll be writing a blog post with more details shortly.
That’s a great way to get the applications installed, but not for keeping them up-to-date. Chocolatey allows you to run ‘choco upgrade all’ manually to do this:
Rather than manually create the scheduled task to automate this, I created this short PowerShell script:
The script will:
- Locate the choco.exe binary (It’ll quit if it can’t find it in the path)
- Set up a scheduled task that runs said binary at system startup
Note that this script will only work on Windows 8 and newer machines, because it relies on the *-ScheduledTask cmdlets.