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vcruntime (28) Versions 2.2.3

Installs Microsoft Visual C++ Runtimes

cookbook 'vcruntime', '= 2.2.3', :supermarket
cookbook 'vcruntime', '= 2.2.3'
knife supermarket install vcruntime
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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Cookbook

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


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  • Microsoft Windows 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 2019


  • 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']

to the appropriate version.

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

Microsoft Versioning

As of cookbook version 2.0.0, the version of packages match the version value in Details on the installer, to facilitate matching for Inspec tests.

Versions in the same recipe replace prior versions except for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008.

Name Version
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 8.0.61000
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 9.0.1022<br>9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 10.0.0319<br>10.0.0219
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 11.0.0727.1<br>11.0.1106.1<br>11.0.0610.1<br>11.0.1030.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 12.0.0501<br>12.0.0660.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 14.0.3026.0<br>14.0.4123.0<br>14.0.4212.0<br>14.0.24215
Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 14.0.25017.0<br>14.4.26429.4
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 14.29.30037.0


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 or vcruntime::default for all versions:

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


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CHANGELOG for Visual Studio Runtime Cookbook

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

2.2.3 - 2021-05-25

  • Update vc14 checksum for '14.29.30037.0' @jhboricua

2.2.2 - 2021-05-18

2.2.1 - 2021-04-20

  • Update vc14 checksum for '14.28.29914.0' @derekgroh

2.2.0 - 2021-01-16

2.1.0 - 2021-01-15

  • Add GitHub Actions CI/CD. @derekGroh
  • vc14 updated to use version 14.28.29325.2 @derekGroh
  • Sous Chefs Adoption
  • Update Changelog to Sous Chefs
  • Remove Appveyor and update exec kitchen config
  • Update vc14 to 14.28.29325.2
  • Update to use Sous Chefs GH workflow
  • MDL Fixes

2.0.0 (2020-08-06)

  • Correct vc10 and vc12 name properties - @derekgroh
  • Correct vc9 download links - @derekgroh
  • consolidate vc15 recipe into vc14 to match Microsoft package version, this allows the windows_package resource to handle upgrades without additional logic - @derekgroh
  • add Inspec testing - @derekgroh

1.2.1 (2019-08-28)

  • Remove recipe descriptions from metadata.rb - @tas50
  • Enable all foodcritic rules on this repo - @tas50
  • Remove the gating around chef_version in metadata.rb - @tas50
  • Remove the empty default attributes file - @tas50
  • Simplify windows platform checks - @tas50
  • Remove old authors from the readme - @tas50
  • Don't treat return code 3010 as a failure - @tas50
  • Remove old long_description metadata - @tas50

1.2.0 (2018-07-10)

  • Remove stove gem from the Gemfile
  • Update VC15 to latest version
  • Remove appveyor testing for VC14 since we can't test both VC14 and VC15

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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