Downloads of v 2.86:


Last Update:

03 Aug 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer


nircmd utility freeware cli automation nirsoft


2.86 | Updated: 03 Aug 2019



Downloads of v 2.86:


Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer

NirCmd 2.86

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install NirCmd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade NirCmd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall NirCmd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade nircmd -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade nircmd -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure nircmd installed
    name: nircmd
    state: present
    version: 2.86
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'nircmd' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.86'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: nircmd,
    Version: 2.86,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller nircmd
   Name     = 'nircmd'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.86'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'nircmd':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.86',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install nircmd version="2.86" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 24 Aug 2020.


NirCmd is a small command-line utility that allows you to do some useful tasks without displaying any user interface. By running NirCmd with simple command-line option, you can write and delete values and keys in the Registry, write values into INI file, dial to your internet account or connect to a VPN network, restart windows or shut down the computer, create shortcut to a file, change the created/modified date of a file, change your display settings, turn off your monitor, open the door of your CD-ROM drive, and more ...

This utilities package is released as freeware, which means that you can freely use it at your home or in your company.
The only exception is NK2Edit utility, which requires to purchase a commercial license if you use it in a company/business organization.
Disclaimer: The software package is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

Package can be verified like this:

1. Go to to download the zip file:


2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
   - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
   - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'

   checksum32: 5071B54669BB1E88422C6C340204B0B3A0FFD07E2AC1D747CCBD1447ABC92948
   checksum64: A078FDD378B9033E66C0F663764F90004AF07BC8A007561ABC28212D6EBCD328

File 'redistribution.pdf' presents written approval from Nir Softer that allows software
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName    = 'nircmd'
  FileFullPath   = Get-Item $toolsPath\*
  FileFullPath64 = Get-Item $toolsPath\*
  Destination    = $toolsPath

Get-ChildItem $toolsPath\* | Where-Object { $_.PSISContainer } | Remove-Item -Recurse -Force #remove older package dirs
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs
Remove-Item $toolsPath\*.zip -ea 0

md5: 612FBAB61E06CD0EF1A11690C88DCF6E | sha1: 8C57A4FC25C192322172A09B4DB12FA517682D2B | sha256: A078FDD378B9033E66C0F663764F90004AF07BC8A007561ABC28212D6EBCD328 | sha512: 486609F33061059BFCBAAD6E959D9309867DC954F3445EFDC559FD9F86BCB3EFF04D74CD38E5E66C876D4BC65F0453BABD402F3BE5C1BA9437B396581EE23C3C
md5: F5CF4D2F919E961A8D06B882BD500E3D | sha1: 8E9B44225EC92B5BAA546C6F63E6E5646AFEA723 | sha256: 5071B54669BB1E88422C6C340204B0B3A0FFD07E2AC1D747CCBD1447ABC92948 | sha512: 10EC088FD7A7681E12A5F5F16C857FD9D3C3F18FB9C8463C0433EDB4410F0A9AC31AB978B9796BADD79C835FCE67C81C539FA9A37D0A046A90EE9F229C201E51

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
NirCmd 2.85 1700 Sunday, June 23, 2019 Approved
NirCmd 2.83 1916 Friday, April 19, 2019 Approved
NirCmd 2.82 1159 Monday, April 1, 2019 Approved
NirCmd 6901 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Approved
NirCmd 315 Monday, November 6, 2017 Approved
NirCmd 5485 Monday, November 7, 2016 Approved
NirCmd 2.81 1162 Monday, May 23, 2016 Approved
NirCmd 2.75 2103 Monday, August 12, 2013 Unknown

This package has no dependencies.

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