I am deploying a C#.Net application that requires 1) PostgreSQL be installed and 2) a Database be created. Many of my customers are not computer literate and are having trouble getting Postgre to work properly so I need to completely simplify this process. This program should 1) Determine if Postgres is currently installed and if so should, with the customers assistance, try to determine the connection string to a valid Postgre instance. 2) If Postgre is not installed then it should attempt to automate the download and inatallation of Postgre. 3) Once a connection had been made to Postgre it needs to create a database (I have all script for this) 4) It should then test the connection again ensuring that it can contact the new database. 5) Write a connection string to a config file The whole process needs to be as automated and "idiot proof" as possible.
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Windows - any version that .NET 2.0 runs on. I would prefer a C# solution but it could be a batch file as long as it works effectively.