New user to Chef and wanting to commission a new environment to showcase power of Chef to the decision makers. We currently use DSC, but would like to move to Chef, and can see how I install Windows Features, but need to install software from shared location and not sure of syntax.
You would point to that location with the
source property of the
package 'my software' do source 'source "file:////server/path/to/Package.msi' end
assuming your shared location existed at
Awesome. Yes it would exist. Just toying with moving to Chef or staying with DSC. Thank you for the prompt response.
I usually copy installs down to the node from a unc.
Under the hood, thats exactly what the
windows_package resource does. It creates a
remote_file resource on the fly and copies the software to the local chef cache.