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Install Google Chrome in Windows-like systems - Ansible module win_chocolatey

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How to install the latest Google Chrome Stable on a Windows-like workstation using the chocolatey package manager. Included demo in Windows 2019.

How to Install Google Chrome in Windows-like systems with Ansible?

Today I’m going to reveal how to install the software in a Windows-managed host using Chocolatey Package Manager. I’m Luca Berton and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot.

Ansible module win_chocolatey

Chocolatey is the package manager for windows, it has the largest online registry of Windows packages. At the moment it contains nearly 9000 Community Maintained Packages. Today we’re talking about Ansible module win_chocolatey to automate the software installation process. The full name is chocolatey.chocolatey.win_chocolatey, which means that is part of the collection distributed by “chocolatey”. It manages packages in Windows using chocolatey. It’s the windows correspondent of the ansible package module.

Parameters

The parameter list is pretty wide but these three are the most important options. In the “name” parameter you are going to specify the name of the package or a list of packages. If you would like to install a specific version you could specify it in the “version” parameter. The state specifies the action that we would like to perform. In our case for install is “present or latest”.

demo

Install Google Chrome in Windows-like systems with Ansible Playbook.

code

---
- name: install Google Chrome
  hosts: all
  become: false
  gather_facts: false
  tasks:
    - name: install packages
      chocolatey.chocolatey.win_chocolatey:
        name: "googlechrome"
        state: present

execution

$ ansible-playbook -i win/inventory install\ chrome/windows.yml

PLAY [install Google Chrome] **********************************************************************

TASK [install packages] ***************************************************************************
changed: [WindowsServer]

PLAY RECAP ****************************************************************************************
WindowsServer              : ok=1    changed=1    unreachable=0    failed=0    skipped=0    rescued=0    ignored=0

code with ❤️ in GitHub

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