Why 'windows' cookbook deprecated?

Hi there,
I am using the 'Windows' cookbook for some automation work. Today I found that you have stopped maintaining it. Can you please give me some information regarding this decision and what is the alternative you suggest?



Quoting the README from github page:

This cookbook is no longer required for managing Windows nodes with Chef Infra. The necessary resources and helpers are now built into Chef Infra Client itself. These built-in resources are more feature rich and execute faster.

The alternative is to upgrade your client version.

Thanks for your quick response.
I found that some of the functionalities of 'windows cookbook' are available with the latest Chef Infra Client as you said. But actually, I make use of the below methods of windows cookbook and couldn't find any alternative method/resources of these. If you have any ideas, please share.

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  • installed_packages