I am trying to install Chef Client MSI package on Windows 7.
The installation script (.bat) integrated with packer.
Basically, packer connects to the VM (after creating it) via SSH and runs the
chef.bat script which looks like this:
if not exist "C:\Windows\Temp\chef.msi" ( powershell -Command "(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('http://www.getchef.com/chef/install.msi', 'C:\Windows\Temp\chef.msi')" <NUL ) msiexec /qb /i C:\Windows\Temp\chef.msi
While this script works interactively, installing with packer fails.
When I checked the permission after installation, I discovered that c:\opscode\chef is not accessible by the user.
The same SSH username used for 3 cases:
- while building with packer
- while connecting via SSH and running the MSI install command
- While Interactively installing Chef on the VM.
This issue seems to be specific to Windows 7: Windows 8.1 works just fine.
Not sure what it does relate to: Windows, Chef or Packer problem…
Any advise greatly appreciated!