On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 4:44 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Anyone has any experience of using chef on Windows Machine?
How to do things like change of registry, start/stop Windows service etc ?
I ran through the Windows install directions a couple months ago and
they were good. 
All of the basic resources I used like execute, cookbook_file,
template, service and remote_file worked. I have an Active Directory
cookbook on the the cookbook site  that should provide an example
of this. There isn’t a registry resource, but you could still
manipulate it through the execute resource.