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Salt Minion (Install)

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3006.7.0 | Updated: 21 Feb 2024



Downloads of v 3006.7.0:


Software Author(s):

  • SaltStack

Salt Minion (Install) 3006.7.0

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Salt Minion (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade saltminion -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade saltminion -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install saltminion
    name: saltminion
    version: '3006.7.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'saltminion' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3006.7.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller saltminion
    Name     = "saltminion"
    Version  = "3006.7.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'saltminion':
  ensure   => '3006.7.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 22 Feb 2024.


What is SaltStack ?

SaltStack is a revolutionary approach to infrastructure management that replaces complexity with speed.
SaltStack is simple enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with each system in seconds.

The Salt-Minion

The Salt-Minion receives commands from the central Salt-Master and replies with the results of said commands.
The Salt-Minion needs the Salt-Master to run correctly.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /Python2 - No longer supported by SaltStack. Will be removed in future version of the package.
  • /Master:[master] - A string value to set the IP address or hostname of the Salt-Master. original installer value: /master=
  • /MinionName:[minion-name] - A string value to set the Salt-Minion name. original installer value: /minion-name=
  • /MinionStart:[minion-start] - 1 to start the service, else 0. original installer value: /start-minion=
  • /MinionStartDelayed - Present to have delay start. original installer value: /start-minion-delayed
  • /DefaultConfig - Present to overwrite the existing config file with the default. original installer value: /default-config
  • /CustomConfig:[config-path] - Full path to a custom config file. original installer value: /custom-config=

For more details on original installer values : https://docs.saltstack.com/en/3001/topics/installation/windows.html#silent-installer-options

To pass parameters, use --params "''" (e.g. choco install saltminion [other options] --params="'/Master:myMaster /Python2'").
To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

# Python 3
$url64_py3      = 'https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/windows/3006/Salt-Minion-3006.7-Py3-AMD64-Setup.exe'
$checksum64_py3 = '13ba9986657f063d4d521a4798a4fabf5594b2ffae3be57db4d7c025a4eca1a324e219068e33829181d734ba9957257d178a9488fbe93c8d48487966a0bab11c'
$url_py3        = 'https://repo.saltproject.io/salt/py3/windows/3006/Salt-Minion-3006.7-Py3-x86-Setup.exe'
$checksum_py3   = 'd6a0dd688cd90c010656cd94b2c091d79a6e72221f28ce52e5592a34248d256c331f04a181df6040e5ec074b2c6e9aeff28608e95f0f1ab6f1bea729c4bb3f10'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName     = 'salt-minion'
  unzipLocation   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
  fileType        = 'EXE'

  softwareName    = 'Salt*'

  url             = $url_py3
  checksum        = $checksum_py3
  checksumType    = 'sha512'

  url64bit        = $url64_py3
  checksum64      = $checksum64_py3
  checksumType64  = 'sha512'

  silentArgs    = "/S"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

$packageParameters = Get-PackageParameters

if ($packageParameters['Master']) {
  $Master = $packageParameters['Master']
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /master=$Master"

if ($packageParameters['MinionName']) {
  $MinionName = $packageParameters['MinionName']
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /minion-name=$MinionName"

if ($packageParameters['MinionStart']) {
  $MinionStart = $packageParameters['MinionStart']
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /start-minion=$MinionStart"

if ($packageParameters['MinionStartDelayed'] -eq 'true') {
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /start-minion-delayed"

if ($packageParameters['DefaultConfig'] -eq 'true') {
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /default-config"

if ($packageParameters['CustomConfig']) {
  $CustomConfig = $packageParameters['CustomConfig']
  $packageArgs['silentArgs'] += " /custom-config=$CustomConfig"

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName     = 'salt-minion'
  softwareName    = 'Salt*'
  fileType        = 'EXE'
  silentArgs      = '/S'
  validExitCodes  = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Salt Minion (Install) 3006.6.0 1045 Friday, February 16, 2024 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3006.5.0 2813 Wednesday, December 13, 2023 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3005.4.0 400 Tuesday, December 12, 2023 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3005.1.1 130465 Thursday, November 17, 2022 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3005.1.0 4033 Monday, October 3, 2022 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3004.2.1 8612 Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3004.1.1 4537 Monday, March 28, 2022 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3004.0.3 1580 Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3004.0.1 1138 Sunday, December 5, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3004.0.0 2717 Monday, October 18, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.5.1 55 Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.4.1 2034 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.3.0 3581 Thursday, September 9, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.1.2 1527 Saturday, July 24, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.1.1 1178 Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.1.0 1660 Friday, June 25, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.0.0 2658 Monday, April 5, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3002.9.1 95 Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3002.8.1 57 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3002.5.0 1230 Monday, March 1, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3002.2.0 8830 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3002.1.0 1102 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3002.0.0 1668 Thursday, October 22, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3001.0.0 3189 Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3000.3.0 315234 Thursday, May 14, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3000.2.0 3328 Thursday, April 30, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3000.1.0 472 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion 3000.0.0.1 840 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 2019.2.5 1057 Thursday, May 14, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 2019.2.4 788 Thursday, April 30, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion 2019.2.2 3302 Sunday, October 27, 2019 Approved
Salt Minion 2019.2.1 1309 Monday, September 30, 2019 Approved
Salt Minion 2019.2.0 7748 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.4 1525 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.3 1452 Thursday, January 17, 2019 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.2 447 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3.1 2358 Monday, November 12, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.3 2501 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.2 8277 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.1 745 Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.0.1 1393 Monday, May 21, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2018.3.0 3144 Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.8.1 337 Thursday, December 20, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.8 266 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.7 297 Friday, September 7, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.5 4093 Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.4.1 1752 Monday, March 12, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.4 709 Monday, February 26, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.3 636 Monday, February 5, 2018 Approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.2 2170 Monday, October 9, 2017 Approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.1 1097 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Approved
Salt Minion 2017.7.0 612 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.6 3807 Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.5 951 Friday, May 19, 2017 Approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.4 849 Thursday, April 27, 2017 Approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.3 786 Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.2 647 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Approved
Salt Minion 2016.11.1 380 Sunday, January 29, 2017 Approved
Salt Minion 2016.3.4 601 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Approved
Salt Minion 2016.3.3 1466 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Approved
Salt Minion 2016.3.2 529 Thursday, August 4, 2016 Approved
Salt Minion 2016.3.1 519 Thursday, July 28, 2016 Approved
Salt Minion 2015.8.5 1019 Monday, February 29, 2016 Approved
Salt Minion 2015.8.4 451 Monday, February 29, 2016 Approved
Salt Minion 2015.8.3 713 Saturday, December 5, 2015 Approved
Salt Minion 2015.5.8 346 Saturday, December 5, 2015 Approved
Salt Minion 2014.7.4 399 Saturday, December 5, 2015 Approved

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