Chef Infra Client 16.2.73 Released!

Hey everyone,

We have a small release with some nice fixes and improvements for Chef Infra Client 16.2:

  • Habitat packages for Chef Infra Client 16 are now published with full support for the powershell_exec helper now added.
  • Added a new clear action to the windows_user_privilege resource.
  • Resolved a regression in Chef Infra Client 16.1 and later that caused failures running on FIPS enabled systems.
  • Resolved failures in the archive_file resource when running on Windows hosts.
  • Resolved a failure when running chef-apply with the -j option. Thanks @komazarari.
  • Chef Infra Client running within GitHub Actions is now properly identified as running in a Docker container. Thanks @jaymzh.
  • SSH connections are now reused, improving the speed of knife bootstrap and remote resources on slow network links. Thanks @tecracer-theinen.
  • node['network']['interfaces'] data now correctly identifies IPv6 next hops for IPv4 routes. Thanks @cooperlees.
  • Updated InSpec from 4.20.10 to 4.21.1.

Get the Build

As always, you can download binaries directly from or by using the mixlib-install command-line utility:

$ mixlib-install download chef -v 16.2.73

Alternatively, you can install Chef Infra Client using one of the following command options:

# In Shell
$ curl | sudo bash -s -- -P chef -v 16.2.73

# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -project chef -version 16.2.73

If you want to give this version a spin in Test Kitchen, create or add the following to your kitchen.yml file:

  product_name: chef
  product_version: 16.2.73


New 32-bit Arm builds for Raspberry Pi and similar devices are available here: