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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 9/1/2016.

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.
Versions with a dash (2014.7.5-2) aren't supported by chocolatey. Currently the install script doesn't work around that constraint.

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

C:\> choco install saltminion --version 2016.3.3

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

C:\> choco upgrade saltminion --version 2016.3.3


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'saltminion'
    # Update these URLs and checksums when deploying a new version
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '74b3ca7def7b127bd90a5f16bb3aa5c3'
    $url64 = ''
    $checksum64 = '8ed1b07a204c4f07cc07f6ccd82106d9'
    # We need a path to download the file so we can manually update it
    $installerFilePath = "${env:chocolateyPackageFolder}\${env:chocolateyPackageName}-${env:chocolateyPackageVersion}.exe"
    # Ignore the downloaded installer from getting a shim
    New-Item "$installerFilePath.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null
    # Get arguments to download the file from the URLs and checksums above
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileFullPath  = $installerFilePath
      url           = $url
      url64bit      = $url64
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'md5'
      checksum64    = $checksum64
      checksumType64= 'md5'
    # Download the file and bail if the return code is non-zero
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs
    # Install
    Write-Host "Installing ${env:chocolateyPackageName} v${env:chocolateyPackageVersion}..."
    # Run the downloaded file with the /S silent flag
    # We have to use Start-Process to allow the installer to finish
    # Otherwise control returns to the script too soon and the install fails
    # This is why we can't use the standard Install-ChocoletyPackage function
    Start-Process "$installerFilePath" -ArgumentList @('/S') -NoNewWindow -Wait
  • 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

  • Updated to latest version

    • Installer waits for the service to finish registering

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Salt Minion 2018.3.4 327 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.3 1106 Thursday, January 17, 2019 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.2 258 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.1 1591 Monday, November 12, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3 1733 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.2 3336 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.1 563 Wednesday, June 13, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.0.1 1164 Monday, May 21, 2018 approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.0 2655 Tuesday, April 3, 2018 approved
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