Windows 10 Provisioning Script

The PowerShell script provision.ps1 is used to prepare a clean Windows 10 64 bit machine into one that is ready of osquery development on Windows. However, the script does not automate the generation of the Visual Studio 2015 solution nor performs the build process.

Initial Assumptions

  • git for Windows should be already installed in order to git clone the osquery repository containing the provisioning script.
  • The machine is running the Windows 10 64 bit operating system with PowerShell
  • No previous instance of Visual Studio 2015 is already installed.
  • The user is running the script as an Administrator

Generating the Visual Studio 2015 Win64 Solution

  • Open a new Command Prompt
  • Execute the following command: git clone
  • Change into the osquery root directory: cd osquery
  • As an Administrator, run the batch script to provision a Windows 10 64 bit development environment: tools\make-win64-dev-env.bat
  • After completion, create the build folder: mkdir build\windows10
  • Change into the recently created build folder: cd build\windows10
  • Generate the Visual Studio 2015 solution files: cmake ..\.. -G "Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64"
  • There should be a OSQUERY.sln in the build folder. Open this with Visual Studio 2015 that is already installed via the provisioning script.

Building osqueryd.exe and osqueryi.exe

  • Automated Process
  • Run tools\make-win64-binaries.bat from the osquery root directory. This will create the CMake build files, execute MSBuild to compile the shell, and copy over the required DLLs.
  • Manual Process
  • Open the Visual Studio 2015 solution, OSQUERY.sln
  • Select Release or RelWithDebInfo as the build configuration.
  • For osqueryd.exe, build the daemon project; osqueryi.exe, build the shell project
  • After the build succeeds, copy the following DLLs to the directory containing osqueryd.exe/osqueryi.exe (usually in build\windows10\osquery\Release or build\windows10\osquery\RelWithDebInfo)
    • %ChocolateyInstall%\lib\openssl\local\bin\libeay32.dll
    • %ChocolateyInstall%\lib\openssl\local\bin\ssleay32.dll
    • %ChocolateyInstall%\lib\glog\local\bin\glog.dll
    • %ChocolateyInstall%\lib\linenoise-ng\local\bin\linenoise.dll

Chocolatey Packages Installed (from official sources)

  • chocolatey (if applicable)
  • 7zip.commandline
  • cmake.portable 3.5.0
  • python2 2.7.11
  • visualstudio2015community (with a custom deployment XML ensuring C/C++ toolchain is installed)
  • thrift 0.9.3 (as a dependency from one of our private packages)

Chocolatey Packages Installed (from private sources)

Official chocolatey sources do not provide everything we need. In order to mitigate this issue, we built our own custom Chocolatey packages with the required development libraries needed to build osquery.

  • boost-msvc14 1.59.0
  • bzip2 1.0.6
  • doxygen 1.8.11
  • gflags-dev 2.1.2
  • glog 0.3.4
  • openssl 1.0.2
  • rocksdb 4.4
  • snappy-msvc
  • thrift-dev 0.9.3
  • cpp-netlib 0.12.0
  • linenoise-ng 1.0.0

Other Actions

  • Upgrades python2's pip package
  • Installs all the Python packages as per requirements.txt (possible issue with Vagrant from the thrift Python package)
  • Ensures that third-party/ git submodules are initialized