Webpicmd and boxstarter

On any sufficiently complex team project you will eventually need to find a way to keep the developer machines (and the build servers) aligned.

The web platform installer is a great way of getting started on this.

Now the webpi also has a command line version that must be run as admin.

The following will list the software that you have installed:

webpicmd /list /listoption:installed

Then you can build a script similar to the following:

Then in a powershell prompt:

START http://boxstarter.org/package/nr/url?https://path/to/myfile.txt

This with a bit of testing can give you a full machine setup for say your CI servers without requiring complex maintenance.

This is before you have to write a single script!

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