Update script for PmsService (PMS as a Windows service)

server-windows

#1

Hi everybody!

First, I want to thank to cjmurph for PmsService - great job!
Second, if someone wants to update PMS runing as a service via CMD/BAT script, I wrote one.
You can find it on my blog.

Edit:
Version 1.0 with auto-download and email notification is ready on GitHub: https://github.com/Mart11/PlexUpdate4Win

Enjoy!


#2

With this script you still need to click on “Download new version” via web interface. Actually, if you schedule the update script to run more often, every 2 min. for instance, you can achieve a “near realtime update via web interface”, even if the PMS is running as a service via PmsService.


#3

Possible Plex bug found: PMS ver. 1.9.3.4290-9798172d4 is out from 26th september for Plex Pass users, but if you have PMS ver. 1.9.2.4285-9f65b88ae, web interface will not offer you this version to download. Manual download from web needed.


#4

@m11 said:
Possible Plex bug found: PMS ver. 1.9.3.4290-9798172d4 is out from 26th september for Plex Pass users, but if you have PMS ver. 1.9.2.4285-9f65b88ae, web interface will not offer you this version to download. Manual download from web needed.

thats strange, I got this update. and your update script works great!


#5

might it be an idea to host the script on github? That would make it easier to track issues and code changes.


#6

@daeks said:
might it be an idea to host the script on github? That would make it easier to track issues and code changes.

Yes, that’s a good idea. New script version with build-in package auto-download and email notification about new installed versions is almost ready. It will come in few days, probably with next PMS version release.


#7

Is there any effort from the product team to actually get this functionality built in so everyone can automatically benefit? Plex as a Service has been on the roadmap since 2011.


#8

Version 1.0 with auto-download and email notification is ready on GitHub: https://github.com/Mart11/PlexUpdate4Win


#9

New PMS version is out, any feedback to PlexUpdate4Win is welcome.


#10

A new v1.1 is out (on GitHub). Get-Token script is fixed now.