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winrm (12) Versions 2.0.0

Installs and configures WinRM

cookbook 'winrm', '= 2.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'winrm', '= 2.0.0'
knife supermarket install winrm
knife supermarket download winrm
Quality 83%

WinRM Cookbook

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Installs and configures WinRM on a Windows System



  • Windows 2008 R2
  • Windows 2012 R2

If you would like support for your preferred platform. Please think about creating a Vagrant Box and adding test platforms


  • Chef 12.7+

Known Limitations

  • Does not install powershell, must be already installed.



Installs and configures WinRM on the windows system. Ensures firewall rules allow traffic to WinRM.

The recipe does the following:

  1. Search for thumbprint for the FQDN of the node, if found use it. Otherwise create a new self signed SSL certificate if SSL is enabled.
  2. Install WinRM via quick configure
  3. Configure listeners, HTTP and/or HTTPS
  4. Configure additional options
  5. Create firewall rules



winrm 'default' do
  Hostname # Used for creating the listeners and finding the certificate thumbprint or creating a new one, default node['fqdn']
  TrustedHosts # Trusted hosts to allow connections from, default '*'
  MaxMemoryPerShellMB # Max memory allowed for each remote shell, default 1024
  Thumbprint # Specify a certificate thumbprint to use, if `nil` will looks for certificate matching hostname, default nil
  HTTP # Enable HTTP listener, default true
  HTTPS # Enable HTTPS listener, default true
  AllowUnencrypted # Wether to allow unencrypted WinRM connections, default true
  BasicAuth # Enable Basic Authentication, default true
  GenerateCert # Wether to generate a cert if none is found, default true


The winrm::default recipe includes the winrm resource using defaults

Create a cookbook with the winrm resource as if you were using any other Chef resource.

For examples see the test/fixtures/cookbooks/test directory.


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Winrm Changelog

2.0.0 (2017-10-19)

  • * BREAKING CHANGE, attributes no longer exist
  • Convert to custom resource
  • Update to work with newer chef versions


  • Added configurable Everyone group attribute

1.0.1 (10-16-2015)

  • Added Kitchen CI config
  • Added rubocop config
  • Added Berksfile
  • Added gitignore and chefignore filex
  • Moved Gemfile and add standard development dependencies
  • Fixed the license in the metadata to be Apache 2.0
  • Added modern Ruby releases to Travis and add rubocop and chefspec testing
  • Added retina badges to the readme and added the cookbook version badge

1.0.0 (02-14-2014):

  • Initial release of the WinRM cookbook
  • Adding support for Travis-CI and foodcritic

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