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vcruntime (28) Versions 1.1.1

Installs Microsoft Visual C++ Runtimes

cookbook 'vcruntime', '= 1.1.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'vcruntime', '= 1.1.1'
knife supermarket install vcruntime
knife supermarket download vcruntime
Quality 83%

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Cookbook

Appveyer status Cookbook Version

Installs Microsoft Visual C++ runtime version 6 (2005), 9 (2008), 10 (2010), 11 (2012), 12 (2013), 14 (2015) or 15 (2017) on Windows.



  • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 R2


  • Chef 12.6+


There are individual attributes within the attributes files for the URL, checksum and package name of each Visual C++ runtime major and minor version.

If you wish to install anything except the latest packages, you may set one of

  • node['vcruntime']['vc6']['version']
  • node['vcruntime']['vc9']['version']
  • node['vcruntime']['vc10']['version']
  • node['vcruntime']['vc11']['version']
  • node['vcruntime']['vc12']['version']
  • node['vcruntime']['vc14']['version']
  • node['vcruntime']['vc15']['version']

to the appropriate version.

It will install 32 bit version alongside 64bit version on 64bit systems.


Include the default recipe to install all supported versions:

  "name": "my_node",
  "run_list": [

Include vcruntime::vc6, vcruntime::vc9, vcruntime::vc10, vcruntime::vc11, vcruntime::vc12, or vcruntime::vc14 in your node's run_list to install specific versions only:

  "name": "my_node",
  "run_list": [

License and Authors

Author: Yvo Van Doorn (

Author: Dan Robinson (

Author: Julian Dunn (

Copyright: 2013-2017, Chef Software, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
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CHANGELOG for Visual Studio Runtime Cookbook

This file is used to list changes made in each version of vcruntime.

1.1.1 (2017-08-28)

  • Fixed bug where download happens on every run due to same name #11
  • Fixed issue where VCRuntime 2017 is in-place upgrade of 2015 & cannot be installed together #15

1.1.0 (2017-07-31)

  • Add VC15

1.0.3 (2017-05-01)

  • Update VC12 version information.

1.0.2 (2017-03-08)

  • Add integration testing on Appveyer and remove Travis CI. Swap the readme badges

1.0.1 (2017-03-02)

  • Update testing and documentation boilerplate
  • Test with Local Delivery instead of Rake
  • Add basic Chefspec testing of a converge
  • Add Travis Badge to the readme


  • Converted to use new package resource instead of deprecated windows_package handler. This requires Chef 12.6 or later to use this cookbook now
  • Added VS 2013 Runtime
  • Added VS 2015 Runtime
  • Added VS 2005 Runtime
  • install 32 bit by default on 64 bit systems
  • Updated recipes to only run on Windows
  • Fixed bug with names not matching registry causing install to run every time client ran
  • Removed obsolete provides from the metadata file
  • Removed forgotten Debug puts
  • fixed typos and incorrect naming of VC versions
  • Added Test Kitchen config


  • Refactor to allow the installation of older versions of the Visual C++ Runtime.
  • Normalize top-level attribute namespace to 'vcruntime'


  • Added VS 2012 Runtime


  • Initial release of vcruntime

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FC009: Resource attribute not recognised: vcruntime/recipes/vc10.rb:25
FC009: Resource attribute not recognised: vcruntime/recipes/vc11.rb:25
FC009: Resource attribute not recognised: vcruntime/recipes/vc12.rb:25
FC009: Resource attribute not recognised: vcruntime/recipes/vc14.rb:25
FC009: Resource attribute not recognised: vcruntime/recipes/vc15.rb:25
FC009: Resource attribute not recognised: vcruntime/recipes/vc6.rb:25
FC009: Resource attribute not recognised: vcruntime/recipes/vc9.rb:25
Run with Foodcritic Version 14.0.0 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

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