Updating Plex Media Server with Plex Service on Windows Server 2016 Core

wget https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-media-server/1.9.7.4441-e5eb5d5a1/Plex-Media-Server-1.9.7.4441-e5eb5d5a1.exe -UseBasicParsing -OutFile Plex-Media-Server-1.9.7.4441.exe
  • Open a Powershell window.
  • Stop the Plex Service.
Stop-Service -Name "PlexService"
  • Execute the Plex setup file from command prompt.
C:\Downloads> .\Plex-Media-Server-1.9.7.4441.exe
  • Do not launch Plex Media Server after installation, if requested restart the server.
  • Ensure that the Plex Media Server is not set to launch on login:
Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" -Name "Plex Media Server"
  • Start the Plex Service.
Start-Service -Name "PlexService"
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