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This package was approved by moderator alexinslc on 12/5/2015.

This package installs a salt minion on your system as a windows service. The Salt minion receives commands from the central Salt master and replies with the results of said commands.
Note that the Salt Minion Installer supports two arguments: /master=yoursaltmaster /minion-name=yourminionname. These arguments can be passed to the package via the -installargs parameter.

To install Salt Minion, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install saltminion --version 2015.8.3

To upgrade Salt Minion, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade saltminion --version 2015.8.3


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'saltminion'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $baseurl = ''
    $version = '2015.8.3'
    $isSytem32Bit = (($Env:PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE -eq 'x86') -and ($Env:PROCESSOR_ARCHITEW6432 -eq $null))
    $os = if ($isSytem32Bit) { "x86" } else { "AMD64" }
    $url = "$baseurl/Salt-Minion-$version-$os-Setup.exe"
    $url64 = "$baseurl/Salt-Minion-$version-$os-Setup.exe"
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" "$url64"  -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    # By default, salt installs in c:\salt This package will attempt to call the uninstall executable from there. 
    C:\salt\uninst.exe /S

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • SaltStack


Release Notes

  • Supports /master=yoursaltmaster and /minion-name=yourminionname parameters.

    • Installs as a windows service .

    • Uninstaller requires user confirmation.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Salt Minion 2017.7.1 688 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.0 323 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.6 875 Wednesday, June 28, 2017 approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.5 631 Friday, May 19, 2017 approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.4 506 Thursday, April 27, 2017 approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.3 464 Wednesday, March 1, 2017 approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.2 354 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.1 75 Sunday, January 29, 2017 approved
Salt Minion 2016.3.4 296 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 approved
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