Invoking the graphical installer from the command line v16

The command line options of the EDB Postgres Advanced Server installer offer functionality for Windows systems that reside in situations where a graphical installation might not work because of limited resources or privileges. You can:

  • Include the --mode unattended option when invoking the installer to perform an installation without user input.
  • Invoke the installer with the --extract-only option to perform a minimal installation when you don’t hold the privileges required to perform a complete installation.

Not all command line options are suitable for all situations. For a complete reference guide to the command line options, see Reference - Command Line Options.


If you're invoking the installer from the command line to perform a system upgrade, the installer ignores command line options and preserves the configuration of the previous installation.

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