Windows Nano Server Package


#1

Since Windows Nano Server doesn’t work with MSI’s when does Chef intend to ship an appx or equivalent installation method. I’ve used to old package posted by Matt Wrock as a stop gap but would prefer to start using omnitruck and getting something less than a year old on my builds.

More or less I’m curious if there is some timeframe for when these builds would be available.


#2

Same issue here, the appx that Matt had uploaded isnt working anymore due to certificate being expired (default for appx packages is 1 year). Can anyone speak to the release timeline? Is it gonna be available Q3/Q4 2017?


#3

Hi @prajaktk (and others)

If you’ve been following the story so far, you’ll know that the future of Nano Server is that it will only be a container base OS image, and not include PowerShell, .NET Core, WMI or any sort of servicing stack. As a result it is fair to say we will be re-evaluating our approach to Nano support.

At this time there are no new builds of Chef packaged into an APPX that target that platform.

Have a read of http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-nano-server-what-to-expect-this-fall/ if that news about Nano Server was new to you and feel free to join the discussion in the #windows channel in our Chef Community Slack to tell us what your use cases are in a Nano container world.

Stuart
Community Engineering, Chef