Salt Minion (Install)

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3004.0.0 | Updated: 18 Oct 2021



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  • SaltStack

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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:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade saltminion -y --source="'STEP 3 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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure saltminion installed
    name: saltminion
    state: present
    version: 3004.0.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'saltminion' do
  action    :install
  version  '3004.0.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: saltminion,
    Version: 3004.0.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller saltminion
   Name     = 'saltminion'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3004.0.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'saltminion':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3004.0.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install saltminion version="3004.0.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 18 Oct 2021.


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 :

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      = ''
$checksum64_py3 = 'CC3D7A8FF7D8BABF5775B70568AB8C4D'
$url_py3        = ''
$checksum_py3   = '8842330ACD8FB3C63CD61C07591FFB9C'

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

  softwareName    = 'Salt*'

  url             = $url_py3
  checksum        = $checksum_py3
  checksumType    = 'md5'

  url64bit        = $url64_py3
  checksum64      = $checksum64_py3
  checksumType64  = 'md5'

  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)"

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.3.0 1265 Thursday, September 9, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.1.2 1448 Saturday, July 24, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.1.1 1125 Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.1.0 1527 Friday, June 25, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3003.0.0 2591 Monday, April 5, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3002.5.0 1144 Monday, March 1, 2021 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3002.2.0 2668 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3002.1.0 1029 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Approved
Salt Minion (Install) 3002.0.0 1393 Thursday, October 22, 2020 Approved

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