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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 7/22/2018.

Installation directory

This package will install PostgreSQL to %SystemDrive%\Program Files\PostgreSQL\10.4`

Package parameters

  • /Password - (required) Password to be assigned to the postgres user

Example: choco install postgresql --params '/Password:hunter2'

What is PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) based on POSTGRES, Version 4.2, developed at the University of California at Berkeley Computer Science Department. POSTGRES pioneered many concepts that only became available in some commercial database systems much later.

PostgreSQL is an open-source descendant of this original Berkeley code. It supports a large part of the SQL standard and offers many modern features:

  • complex queries
  • foreign keys
  • triggers
  • updatable views
  • transactional integrity
  • multiversion concurrency control

Also, PostgreSQL can be extended by the user in many ways, for example by adding new

  • data types
  • functions
  • operators
  • aggregate functions
  • index methods
  • procedural languages

And because of the liberal license, PostgreSQL can be used, modified, and distributed by anyone free of charge for any purpose, be it private, commercial, or academic.

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

C:\> choco install postgresql10 --version

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

C:\> choco upgrade postgresql10 --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = "Stop"
    $packageName = "postgresql10"
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    $password = $pp["Password"]
        $password = Read-Host "Specify a password to be assigned to the postgres user:" -AsSecureString
        $password = [Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto([Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($password))
        # We need to do this to pass package verification.
        $password = [guid]::NewGuid().ToString("N")
        Write-Output "You did not specify a password for the postgres user so an insecure one has been generated for you. Please change it immediately. The password is $($password)"
    $silentArgs = @(
        "--mode unattended",
        "--unattendedmodeui none",
        "--serverport 5432",
        "--superpassword $($password)",
        "--enable_acledit 1",
        "--install_runtimes 0"
    ) -join " "
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName = $packageName
        fileType = "exe"
        softwareName = "PostgreSQL"
        url64bit = ""
        checksum64 = "FA249A648F87C59583AFC0420E729E85CD3CDD9CCB7AD2CD6C121B6318497E73"
        checksumType64 = "sha256"
    	url32bit = ""
        checksum32 = "5CAF289F4990C402CAB775018C40D41F27C1B1B4AAB137D7F68C5177BAB8DC94"
        checksumType32 = "sha256"
        silentArgs = $silentArgs
        validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    $forceX86 = $env:chocolateyForceX86;
    $bitCheck = Get-ProcessorBits
    if ($forceX86 -Or $BitCheck -eq 32) {
        $programFiles = 'Program Files (x86)'
    } else {
        $programFiles = 'Program Files'
    Install-ChocolateyPath "$($env:SystemDrive)\$programFiles\postgresql\pg10\bin" -PathType 'Machine'

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • PostgreSQL Global Development Group


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
PostgreSQL 2875 Tuesday, November 6, 2018 approved
PostgreSQL 3662 Sunday, July 22, 2018 approved
PostgreSQL 875 Wednesday, June 6, 2018 approved
PostgreSQL 141 Monday, May 14, 2018 approved

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