PE Client Tools

19.8.2 | Updated: 12 Aug 2020



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Software Author(s):

  • Puppet

PE Client Tools 19.8.2

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To install PE Client Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PE Client Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PE Client Tools, 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 pe-client-tools -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 pe-client-tools -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 pe-client-tools installed
    name: pe-client-tools
    state: present
    version: 19.8.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'pe-client-tools' do
  action    :install
  version  '19.8.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: pe-client-tools,
    Version: 19.8.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pe-client-tools
   Name     = 'pe-client-tools'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '19.8.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pe-client-tools':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '19.8.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install pe-client-tools version="19.8.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 12 Aug 2020.


The Puppet Enterprise client tools is a set of command line tools that let you access Puppet Enterprise services from a workstation that
may or may not be managed by Puppet.

Because you can safely run these tools remotely, you no longer need to SSH into the Puppet master to execute commands. Your permissions to see information and to take action are controlled by PE role-based access control (RBAC). Your activity is logged under your username rather than under root or the pe-puppet user.

$packageName = 'pe-client-tools'
$url32       = ''
$url64       = ''
$checksum32  = ''
$checksum64  = '1fbba2c5dfec61ab7907aac89da824b6f02fdb5fc903b2e72f218ca3b67c2895'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  fileType       = 'MSI'
  url            = $url32
  url64bit       = $url64
  checksum       = $checksum32
  checksum64     = $checksum64
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = "/qn /norestart"
  validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PE Client Tools 19.8.1 54 Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Approved
PE Client Tools 19.7.0 47 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Approved
PE Client Tools 19.4.0 130 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Approved
PE Client Tools 19.3.0 83 Friday, January 31, 2020 Approved
PE Client Tools 19.2.2 67 Thursday, November 7, 2019 Approved
PE Client Tools 19.1.3 84 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Approved
PE Client Tools 19.1.1 82 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Approved
PE Client Tools 19.0.6 49 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Approved
PE Client Tools 19.0.4 83 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Approved

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