Update on native 64-bit Windows Chef Client


It’s been a while since we had an update on the status of the native 64-bit Windows Chef client

While we have been busy shipping a myriad of new releases and features since Nov, we have not forgotten the 64-bit work! In fact, I’m very happy to report that we now have the 64-bit builds fully integrated into our pipeline, and integration builds are available to try out from the Chef omnitruck. At the moment, the builds are in the current channel (i.e., they have passed acceptance testing, but not declared an official release), and available for anyone to try out.

Here is a Powershell command you can use to download and install the latest 64-bit client build (make sure to execute this from an Administrative Powershell console, from a 64-bit Windows):

. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -channel current -project chef

This takes us one (huge) step closer to an official release. In the meantime, please try out the build, and make sure to report any issues you find.


Salim Alam
Principal Software Engineer
Chef Inc.

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Salim Alam

Salim Alam is a Principal Software Engineer at Chef, and a technical lead on the Habitat team. His areas of focus include Habitat Builder, on-premises deployment, OAuth and identity, as well as cross-platform support for features such as certificate management. He has also worked across Chef on products such as Chef Client, Chef DK, and Chef Automate.