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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 2018.3.3 1529 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.2 2337 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.1 518 Wednesday, June 13, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.0.1 1089 Monday, May 21, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.0 2023 Tuesday, April 3, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.8 10 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.7 55 Friday, September 7, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.5 641 Tuesday, April 3, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.4.1 990 Monday, March 12, 2018 approved
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