Getting started on Chef can be accomplished in different ways to suit each of our styles for learning:

  • There is a walk through of using Chef on Windows at They provide a VM in the cloud for you to use exclusively with Chef on Windows for a 24 hour period.
  • Chef Client MSI is readily available with the complete Chef software for installation on your windows OS.
  • If you prefer to install it in a VM, you have options:
    • For vagrant you can use Box-Cutter configuration for making windows boxes using packer.
    • For using windows on Amazon the Knife Windows plugin can be used.

The approach I used was to do the walk through at and used the virtual machine templates provided by Box-Cutter. What approach do you think would be best for you?

Next I’ll be using the Chocolatey-Cookbook to install packages on windows through Chef.

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Update the /etc/docker/daemon.json as follow (will require root priveleges):``` json title:"/etc/docker/daemon.json"{"live-restore": tru...… Continue reading

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