Downloads of v 3.2.0-RC2:


Last Update:

09 Feb 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • The SABnzbd-team


sabnzbd admin download binary usenet newsreader


This is a prerelease version of SABnzbd.

3.2.0-RC2 | Updated: 09 Feb 2021



Downloads of v 3.2.0-RC2:



Software Author(s):

  • The SABnzbd-team

SABnzbd 3.2.0-RC2

This is a prerelease version of SABnzbd.

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


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


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


To uninstall SABnzbd, 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 sabnzbd -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 sabnzbd -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 sabnzbd installed
    name: sabnzbd
    state: present
    version: 3.2.0-RC2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'sabnzbd' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.2.0-RC2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: sabnzbd,
    Version: 3.2.0-RC2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller sabnzbd
   Name     = 'sabnzbd'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.2.0-RC2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'sabnzbd':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.2.0-RC2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install sabnzbd version="3.2.0-RC2" 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 09 Feb 2021.


SABnzbd is a program to download binary files from Usenet servers. Many people upload all sorts of interesting material to Usenet and you need a special program to get this material with the least effort.

It runs anywhere

SABnzbd runs on Windows, macOS, Unix and NAS devices. You can access and manage SABnzbd from any device with a webbrowser, including iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Small and large screens

With the responsive Glitter interface, you can access SABnzbd and manage your downloads from any device: desktop, tablet or phone. Others have made Android (nzb360) and iOS (SABmini or nzbUnity) apps to manage SABnzbd.

Integrates with other tools

Apps like Sonarr, Sickrage, Radarr, CouchPotato, Headphones and more can integrate with SABnzbd and automate your download process.

SABnzbd can also read and process RSS feeds, activate custom scripts and notify you.

In 16 languages

SABnzbd now ships with 16 localizations: English, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (castellano), Français, Nederlands, Norsk bokmål, Polski, Português Brasileiro, Româna, Suomi, Svenska, русский язык, српски, עִבְרִית, 简体中文.

SABnzbd is an open-source cross-platform binary newsreader written in Python. It simplifies the process of downloading from Usenet dramatically, thanks to its web-based user interface and advanced built-in post-processing options that automatically verify, repair, extract and clean up posts downloaded from Usenet.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

# *** Automatically filled ***
$packageName  = 'sabnzbd'
$softwareName = 'SABnzbd*'
# *** Automatically filled ***

Write-Host 'Stopping services if they''re running...'
Stop-Service '*' -Include 'SABnzbd', 'SABhelper' -Force

. "$toolsDir\Get-InstallPath.ps1"
$installPath = Get-InstallPath $packageName $softwareName

if ($installPath) {
    Push-Location $installPath

    Write-Host 'Uninstalling services...'

    $service = 'SABnzbd-service.exe'
    if (Test-Path $service) { & ".\$service" remove }

    $helper = 'SABnzbd-helper.exe'
    if (Test-Path $helper) { & ".\$helper" remove }

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

# *** Automatically filled ***
$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = 'sabnzbd'
    softwareName   = 'SABnzbd*'
    fileType       = 'exe'
    url            = ''
    silentArgs     = '/S'
    checksum       = '1b3ee7228748d29c6ce8560e40087610f1f6b25640fc702d8369ba937614f3ce'
    checksumType   = 'sha256'
    validExitCodes = @(0)
# *** Automatically filled ***

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

. "$toolsDir\Get-InstallPath.ps1"
$installPath = Get-InstallPath $packageArgs.packageName $packageArgs.softwareName

if ($installPath) {
    Push-Location $installPath
    try {
        Write-Host 'Installing services...'

        $helper = 'SABnzbd-helper.exe'
        if (Test-Path $helper) {
            & ".\$helper" install
            Set-Service 'SABhelper' -StartupType Automatic

        $service = 'SABnzbd-service.exe'
        if (Test-Path $service) {
            $iniPath = Join-Path $Env:LOCALAPPDATA 'sabnzbd\sabnzbd.ini'
            & ".\$service" -f $iniPath install
            Set-Service 'SABnzbd' -StartupType Automatic
    } finally {

Write-Host 'Starting services...'
Start-Service '*' -Include 'SABnzbd', 'SABhelper'
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

# *** Automatically filled ***
$packageName    = 'sabnzbd'
$softwareName   = 'SABnzbd*'
$fileType       = 'exe'
$silentArgs     = '/S'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
# *** Automatically filled ***

[array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
    function Get-File ([string] $path) {
        # Remove quotes and trailing arguments if any
        if (!$path) { return }
        if (Test-Path $path) { return $path }
        function Split-CommandLine ([string] $path) { $path }
        $path = Invoke-Expression "Split-CommandLine $path"
        if (Test-Path $path) { return $path }
    $key | ForEach-Object {
        $file = Get-File $_.UninstallString
        if ($file) {
            Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                        -FileType $fileType `
                                        -SilentArgs $silentArgs `
                                        -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                        -File $file | Out-Null
        } else {
            Write-Warning "Unknown uninstaller: $($_.UninstallString)"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
    Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} else {
    Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found for $packageName!"
    Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
    Write-Warning "Please contact package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
    $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }
function Get-InstallPath {
        [string] $PackageName,
        [string] $SoftwareName

    [array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $SoftwareName

    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
        $key | ForEach-Object {
            $file = $_.UninstallString
            if ($file) { $file = $file.Replace('"', '') }
            $file = Split-Path $file

            if ($file -and (Test-Path $file)) {
                return $file
            } else {
                Write-Warning "$PackageName install not found: $file"
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
        Write-Warning "$PackageName install not found."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
        Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
        Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
        $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName" }

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
SABnzbd 3.2.1-RC2 13 Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Approved
SABnzbd 3.2.1-RC1 18 Thursday, March 18, 2021 Approved
SABnzbd 3.2.0 644 Friday, February 26, 2021 Approved
SABnzbd 3.2.0-RC2 22 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Approved
SABnzbd 3.2.0-RC1 20 Monday, February 1, 2021 Approved
SABnzbd 3.2.0-Beta2 13 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Approved
SABnzbd 3.2.0-Beta1 18 Monday, January 4, 2021 Exempted
SABnzbd 3.1.1 800 Thursday, November 12, 2020 Approved
SABnzbd 3.1.1-RC1 21 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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