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postgresql database sql chocolatey admin

PostgreSQL 9.3.x

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install PostgreSQL 9.3.x, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PostgreSQL 9.3.x, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PostgreSQL 9.3.x, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade postgresql-9.3 -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 postgresql-9.3 -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install postgresql-9.3
    name: postgresql-9.3
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'postgresql-9.3' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller postgresql-9.3
    Name     = "postgresql-9.3"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'postgresql-9.3':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows. It is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages).
It includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video. It has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others, and exceptional documentation.

This package creates a Windows user with username postgres and password Ur@n!um824. This is the same as the postgres admin user it creates.

Please do not try and use the -x86 flag to install the 32-bit version on a 64-bit system. This will cause problems with this package.

try { 
  $postgreAccount = 'postgres'
  $postgrePassword = 'Ur@n!um824'
  Write-Host "Deleting and recreating $postgreAccount windows account..."
  net user $postgreAccount /delete
  $ComputerName = $env:ComputerName 
  $cn = [ADSI]"WinNT://$ComputerName" 
  $user = $cn.Create("User",$postgreAccount)
  $localUserPath = "WinNT://$env:computername/$postgreAccount"
  $computer = [ADSI]("WinNT://$env:computername,computer")
  $localGroup = $computer.PSBase.Children.Find("Users")
  $sysInfo = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ComputerSystem 
  $workGroup = $sysInfo.Workgroup
  if ($localGroup.PSBase.Path -like 'WinNT://' + $workGroup + '*') {
    $localUserPath = "WinNT://$workGroup/$env:computername/$postgreAccount"
  if ($localGroup.PSBase.Invoke("IsMember",$localUserPath)) {

  Write-Host "The account $postgreAccount has been created with the password set to $postgrePassword. Please change the password for the $postgreAccount account and update the services to that password"
  Start-Sleep 4

  if ($osBitness -eq 64) {
    $key = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\PostgreSQL\Installations\postgresql-x64-9.3'
  } else {
    $key = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\PostgreSQL\Installations\postgresql-9.3'
  if (Test-Path $key) {
    $postgrePath = (Get-ItemProperty -Path $key -Name "Base Directory")."Base Directory"
    $dataDir = (Get-ItemProperty -Path $key -Name "Data Directory")."Data Directory"
  } else {
    $postgrePath = "$env:programfiles\PostgreSQL\9.3"
    $dataDir = "$postgrePath\data"
  Write-Host "Creating $postgrePath folder for installation if it doesn`'t exist"
  if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($postgrePath)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($postgrePath)}
  #assign folder permissions to postgres user
  Write-Host "Setting folder permissions on $postgrePath to full control for user postgres"
  $acl = Get-Acl $postgrePath
  $acl.SetAccessRuleProtection($True, $True)
  $rule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule("$postgreAccount","FullControl", "ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit", "None", "Allow");
  Set-Acl $postgrePath $acl
  #perform silent install
  $installArgs = "--mode unattended --prefix ""$postgrePath"" --datadir ""$dataDir"" --servicename PostgreSQL --superaccount $postgreAccount --superpassword $postgrePassword --serviceaccount $postgreAccount"
  Install-ChocolateyPackage 'postgresql-9.3' 'exe' $installArgs 'http://get.enterprisedb.com/postgresql/postgresql-9.3.5-3-windows.exe' 'http://get.enterprisedb.com/postgresql/postgresql-9.3.5-3-windows-x64.exe' 

  #Add path
  Install-ChocolateyPath "$postgrePath\bin"
  Write-ChocolateySuccess 'postgresql-9.3'
} catch {
  Write-ChocolateyFailure 'postgresql-9.3' "$($_.Exception.Message)"
$packageName = 'postgresql-9.3' 
$installerType = 'exe' 
$osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits

net stop PostgreSQL

if ($osBitness -eq 64) {
  $key = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\PostgreSQL\Installations\postgresql-x64-9.3'
} else {
  $key = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\PostgreSQL\Installations\postgresql-9.3'

$installdir = (Get-ItemProperty -Path $key -Name "Base Directory")."Base Directory"

if (Test-Path "$installdir\uninstall-postgresql.exe") {
    Write-Host "Found PostgreSQL So Uninstalling"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType "--mode unattended" "$installdir\uninstall-postgresql.exe"

if (Test-Path $installdir) {
    Remove-Item -Recurse -Force $installdir

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