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09 Apr 2020

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Software Author(s):

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sql server express admin 2019

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express

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2019.20200409 | Updated: 09 Apr 2020



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Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express 2019.20200409

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires a reboot due to dependencies.


Scan Testing Exemption for this package version only:


Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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2. Setup Your Environment

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2. Get the package into your environment

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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade sql-server-express -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 sql-server-express -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 sql-server-express
    name: sql-server-express
    version: '2019.20200409'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'sql-server-express' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2019.20200409'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller sql-server-express
    Name     = "sql-server-express"
    Version  = "2019.20200409"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'sql-server-express':
  ensure   => '2019.20200409',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 09 Apr 2020.


Express edition is the entry-level, free database and is ideal for learning and building desktop and small server data-driven applications. It is the best choice for independent software vendors, developers, and hobbyists building client applications. If you need more advanced database features, SQL Server Express can be seamlessly upgraded to other higher end versions of SQL Server. SQL Server Express LocalDB is a lightweight version of Express that has all of its programmability features, runs in user mode and has a fast, zero-configuration installation and a short list of prerequisites.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'sql-server-express'
$url        = ''
$url64      = ''
$checksum   = 'a0086387cd525be62f4d64af4654b2f4778bc98d'

$tempDir = Join-Path (Get-Item $env:TEMP).FullName "$packageName"
if ($env:packageVersion -ne $null) {$tempDir = Join-Path $tempDir "$env:packageVersion"; }

if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($tempDir)) { [System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($tempDir) | Out-Null }
$fileFullPath = "$tempDir\SQLEXPR.exe"

Get-ChocolateyWebFile -PackageName $packageName -FileFullPath $fileFullPath -Url $url -Url64bit $url64 -Checksum $checksum -ChecksumType 'sha1'

Write-Host "Extracting..."
$extractPath = "$tempDir\SQLEXPR"
Start-Process "$fileFullPath" "/Q /x:`"$extractPath`"" -Wait

Write-Host "Installing..."
$setupPath = "$extractPath\setup.exe"
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage "$packageName" "EXE" "$silentArgs" "$setupPath" -validExitCodes @(0, 3010, 1116)

Write-Host "Removing extracted files..."
Remove-Item -Recurse "$extractPath"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'sql-server-express'
$silentArgs = ""

$setupPath = (Get-ItemProperty 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft SQL Server SQL2019').UninstallString
Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName "EXE" $silentArgs $setupPath -validExitCodes @(0, 3010)

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express 2019.20190106 71946 Friday, January 10, 2020 Approved
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express 2017.20190916 73890 Monday, September 16, 2019 Approved
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express 14.1801.3958.1 126684 Thursday, April 19, 2018 Approved
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express with SP1 13.1.4001.0 33390 Monday, December 5, 2016 Exempted
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express (Install) 13.0.1601.5 2264 Thursday, August 11, 2016 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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