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Last Update:

11 Dec 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Plex
  • Inc.


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Plex Media Server

This is not the latest version of Plex Media Server available. | Updated: 11 Dec 2017



Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Plex
  • Inc.

Plex Media Server

This is not the latest version of Plex Media Server available.

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Dependency requires a reboot, which is not handled by verifier.

To install Plex Media Server, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Plex Media Server, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Plex Media Server, 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 plexmediaserver -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 plexmediaserver -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 plexmediaserver installed
    name: plexmediaserver
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'plexmediaserver' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: plexmediaserver,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller plexmediaserver
   Name     = 'plexmediaserver'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'plexmediaserver':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install plexmediaserver version="" 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 11 Dec 2017.


Plex Media Server works with the family of Plex apps, as well as other DLNA clients to make your PC-connected media accessible from all of your devices.

$checksum = '6522ec893f9fd358a820b6056ee0015e6083fb345d46b47e62c9d07c72784f6b'
$url = ''

if ((get-process "Plex Media Server" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
    $PMSRunning="False" # Always false on new install.
   } else { 
    Write-Host "Plex Media Server found running." -foreground magenta 

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = 'plexmediaserver'
  unzipLocation = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url
  silentArgs    = '/quiet'
  validExitCodes= @(0)
  softwareName  = 'plexmediaserver*'
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

if ($PMSRunning -eq "True"){
    $bits = Get-ProcessorBits
	Write-Host "Running Plex Media Server" -foreground magenta 
    if ($bits -eq 64){
	& "${env:PROGRAMFILES(x86)}\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plex Media Server.exe"
       } else {
        & "$env:PROGRAMFILES\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plex Media Server.exe"

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Plex Media Server 565 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Approved
Plex Media Server 552 Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Approved
Plex Media Server 384 Saturday, February 6, 2021 Approved
Plex Media Server 712 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Approved
Plex Media Server 218 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Approved
Plex Media Server 879 Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Approved
Plex Media Server 198 Monday, January 4, 2021 Approved
Plex Media Server 855 Thursday, December 17, 2020 Approved
Plex Media Server 315 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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