Using Chef provisioning to provision a windows node without a Chef Server


#1

Hi All,

I’m in the process of rebuilding my machine. Is it possible to use Chef Provisioning to provision a windows node, without using a Chef server?
I’ve got a Windows autounatend xml file, so could install chef from there.
Any help appreciated.
Kind regards
Sean.


#2

Yes, you can just use local mode with chef provisioning. Here’s an example:

The readme there talks about using local mode. That example uses Azure, should be similar for aws.

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From: “Sean Farrow” sean.farrow@seanfarrow.co.uk
Sent: ‎7/‎12/‎2015 3:05 PM
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Subject: [chef] Using Chef provisioning to provision a windows node without aChef Server

Hi All,

I’m in the process of rebuilding my machine. Is it possible to use Chef Provisioning to provision a windows node, without using a Chef server?
I’ve got a Windows autounatend xml file, so could install chef from there.
Any help appreciated.
Kind regards
Sean.