:choco-info: NOTE

This document is for Version 1 of the Quick Deployment Environment. If you're using a newer version of QDE, please refer to the newer QDE Client Setup page.


Once you have QDE set up in your environment, you'll need to get clients talking to it. To do that, we'll need to do the following:

  • Setting up DNS on the client to access QDE.
  • Install the QDE SSL/TLS certificate so clients can access HTTPS components
  • Install Chocolatey and friends


Typically in your environment, onces you've added QDE, it should be able to start talking to the QDE. In some situations, you may need to add the host name with the IP address to your HOSTS file to reach your environment.

Client Installation

On your client machines, you will be running the following script in an administrative context:

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope Process -Force; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/Import-QuickDeployCertificate.ps1')); Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope Process -Force; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocoserver:8443/repository/choco-install/ClientSetup.ps1'))

What does this do?

  • Sets the execution policy for this script run to remote signed scripts. This is only in the scope of this process and not permanent.
  • Imports the SSL Certificate from the Quick Deploy Environment.

    :choco-info: NOTE

    This is a signed script that is used to import a certificate. Due to how it works and security considerations, there are very few options allowed.

  • Switches execution policy to bypass for the internal script. This is only in the scope of this process and not permanent.
  • Calls Client setup script from the QDE environment (see below for what it does).

:choco-warning: WARNING

If your clients are air-gapped or you have changed the hostname, you will need to find a different means to import the QDE Certificate.

Please reach out to support for options.

:choco-warning: WARNING

If the QDE hostname has been changed, the above script most likely will fail.

You won't be able to use the above script, and you will need to host your own script somewhere that is trusted so that the QDE certificates can be trusted. Please see SSL/TLS Setup for options.

Please contact support if you need help here.

The ClientSetup.ps1 script will:

  • Install Chocolatey
  • License Chocolatey
  • Install the licensed extension (without the PackageBuilder/Internalizer shims)
  • Install the licensed agent
  • Configure ChocolateyInternal source
  • Configure Self-Service mode
  • Configure Central Management check-in

Quick Deployment Environment