Automate your box installation

If you need to automate your box installation, this page describes how to setup ConEmu via PowerShell with single command. Internet connection is required.

Default automatic installation

ConEmu version Latest
Destination folder C:\ConEmu
Create shortcut on desktop Yes
Run after installation No

Just copy the following command, press Win+R, paste command and press Enter.

powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://conemu.github.io/install.ps1'))"

Automatic installation with parameters

If you need to customize parameters (folder, default xml file, etc.) you may use another syntax.

Note, ‘install2.ps1’ is used here instead of ‘install.ps1’.

Description Name Values
Destination folder dst Full path to desired location
C:\Tools\ConEmu
ConEmu version ver • ‘alpha’
• ‘preview’
• ‘stable’
Create shortcut on desktop lnk • $TRUE
• $FALSE
• ‘Desired link name’
ConEmu.xml bootstrap xml ‘https://conemu.github.io/ConEmu.xml’
Run after installation run • $TRUE
• $FALSE

Paste the command (see example below) to your box startup script (cmd-file for example) and change arguments to desired values.

powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "set ver 'alpha'; set dst 'C:\ConEmu'; set lnk $TRUE; set run $TRUE; set xml 'https://conemu.github.io/ConEmu.xml'; iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://conemu.github.io/install2.ps1'))"

Using chocolatey

Chocolatey is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind.

When you have Chocolatey installed on your PC you can install ConEmu (and many other programs) with one command.

ConEmu will be installed in your Program Files folder using actual version of ConEmuSetup.exe.

ConEmu version Preview or Latest
Destination folder C:\Program Files\ConEmu
Create shortcut on desktop Yes
Run after installation No

Just run the following command from any terminal.

choco install conemu

Manual installation

Just choose preferred format (7-zip, installer or PortableApps.com), download and unpack or install ConEmu.

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