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Salt Minion


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 2/29/2016.

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 2015.8.4

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

C:\> choco upgrade saltminion --version 2015.8.4


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'saltminion'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $baseurl = ''
    $version = '2015.8.4'
    $isSytem32Bit = (($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 2018.3.4 476 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.3 1121 Thursday, January 17, 2019 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.2 261 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.1 1666 Monday, November 12, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3 1771 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.2 3499 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.1 567 Wednesday, June 13, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.0.1 1169 Monday, May 21, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.0 2664 Tuesday, April 3, 2018 approved
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