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sql server express admin 2016 SP1

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express

2017.20190916 | Updated: 9/16/2019



Downloads of v 2017.20190916:



Software Author(s):

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Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express 2017.20190916

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Requires a reboot due to dependencies.

To install Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express, 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 sql-server-express -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 sql-server-express -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 sql-server-express installed
    name: sql-server-express
    state: present
    version: 2017.20190916
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'sql-server-express' do
  action    :install
  version  '2017.20190916'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: sql-server-express,
    Version: 2017.20190916,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller sql-server-express
   Name     = 'sql-server-express'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2017.20190916'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'sql-server-express':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2017.20190916',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install sql-server-express version="2017.20190916" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'sql-server-express'
$url        = ''
$url64      = ''
$checksum   = 'e0a5a388255244f1f5eb2fbf46bdc7292f7e3d8e'

$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 = ""

$setupPath = (Get-ItemProperty 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft SQL Server SQL2017').UninstallString
Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "EXE" "$silentArgs" "$setupPath" -validExitCodes @(0, 3010)

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express 14.1801.3958.1 125401 Thursday, April 19, 2018 Approved
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express with SP1 13.1.4001.0 31959 Monday, December 5, 2016 Exempted
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express (Install) 13.0.1601.5 1982 Thursday, August 11, 2016 Approved

Fix uninstall script, bumped version to installer file version.

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