Install SharePoint Designer with PowerShell – Chocolatey SharePoint

16 Jun 2013
June 16, 2013

Almost weekly there is a new tool that you can install with the very awesome chocolatey. In the case you have not heard about chocolatey, its a package manager for Windows similar to apt-get for linux – in other words: You can install tools/software with 1 line of Powershell. This week @avishnyakov created 4 packages to install SharePoint Designer. You can choose to install it for SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013. Its recommended to install SharePoint Designer in the same bitness as you have installed Office (in the case you have) – so you can pick the 32bit or 64bit version.

How?

Installing software with chocolatey is quite simple – just open a CMD and copy this line in:

Thats it – you now can install packages with Powershell. Pretty easy! Currently there are over 1000 packages available – I automated my whole environment with it. For the SharePoint Tooling its a little different, but at least 19 tools are available, yet.

1067 packages are waiting for you!

1067 packages are waiting for you!

SharePoint Packages

You can install:

19 SharePoint Packages are installable with 1 line of Powershell

19 SharePoint Packages are installable with 1 line of Powershell


This list gets bigger and bigger!

After running the command from above, open a new PowerShell and type

and SharePoint Designer is installed for you:
Install SharePoint Designer with PowerShell

Something missing?

Is your favorite tool missing? If so, please leave a comment!

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Max Melcher

Maximilian Melcher (MCSE, MCPD) is a Principal Consultant working at Alegri International Services in Munich, Germany. Max is a specialist in SharePoint technologies focused on search, social computing, web content management and collaboration. Max has led SharePoint implementations for Dax 30 companies since 2009.
Max’s free time is spent on twitter (@maxmelcher) mostly with a good coffee in his hands.
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