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Enhancing Software Management with Chocolatey for Automate 3.6

Enhancing Software Management with Chocolatey for Automate 3.6

If you’re an IT administrator or a managed service provider (MSP), you know how critical efficient software management is for maintaining a healthy IT environment. One powerful tool that can significantly enhance your software deployment and maintenance processes is Chocolatey for Automate 3.6.

What is Chocolatey for Automate?

Chocolatey for Automate is a software package manager designed specifically for Windows environments. It allows you to deploy and update common software titles across your entire RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management) infrastructure without the need for daily manual intervention. Here are some key features:

  1. Unlimited Agent Licensing: With Chocolatey for Automate, you get the flexibility of unlimited agent licensing. This means you can deploy Chocolatey across all your agents without worrying about agent limitations1. Whether you manage a small business or a large enterprise, this scalability ensures that you can streamline software deployment effortlessly.

  2. Automated Deployment: Once a client is enabled and configured, Chocolatey for Automate automates the deployment of Chocolatey across the environment. It manages all repository sources, configures settings, and even auto-installs approved software if configured to do so. This automation saves you time and reduces the need for daily management of the tool.

  3. Package Management: You can use the plugin to manually install any package available via Chocolatey. Need to deploy specific tools or updates to an agent? Chocolatey for Automate allows you to do so without disturbing the end user.

  4. Global Manager: The global manager comes pre-populated with common software titles found in your environment. Additionally, you can add thousands of other software titles to Chocolatey for Automate, tailoring it to your specific needs.

  5. Client Management Console: The console enables MSPs to enable clients for management, control agents, and manage software titles deployed to each client.

  6. Agent Menu: Selecting an agent from the list allows you to perform tasks such as scanning, installing, and updating software.

What’s New in Chocolatey for Automate 3.6?

In the latest version, Chocolatey for Automate 3.6 introduces several enhancements:

  1. Redesigned Automation Services: The automation services have been revamped. Instead of being tied to Automation Sync Services, most of the agent automation now resides in Automate Groups and Searches. These groups assign smaller scripts to manage specific functions, allowing for better performance and scalability.

  2. Updated “Approved Packages” List: The provided “Approved packages” list now includes common Chocolatey extensions. Preinstalling these extensions ensures that agents have the necessary dependencies for packages like Google Chrome.

Chocolatey for Automate 3.6 empowers IT professionals to efficiently manage software deployment, updates, and maintenance across their entire infrastructure. Whether you’re an MSP or an internal IT team, this tool enhances automation, streamlines processes, and optimizes RMM tasks. Unlock unlimited agents with Chocolatey for Automate and take your software management to the next level! 🚀

Learn more about Chocolatey for Automate Agent License (Unlimited Agents)2.

Note: Chocolatey is a powerful package manager for Windows, and its integration with Automate provides significant benefits for IT professionals. If you’re interested in exploring other plugins and tools for ConnectWise Automate, check out the Plugins4Automate Plugin Library3.

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