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wix (9) Versions 3.2.0

Installs/Configures Windows Installer XML toolset (WiX)

cookbook 'wix', '= 3.2.0'
cookbook 'wix', '= 3.2.0', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install wix
knife cookbook site download wix
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WIX Cookbook

Build status Cookbook Version

The Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code. The toolset supports a command line environment that developers may integrate into their build processes to build MSI and MSM setup packages. This cookbook installs the full WiX suite of tools.



  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 8, 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 (R1, R2)


  • Chef 12.1+


  • windows 2.0+


  • node['wix']['home'] - location to install WiX files to. default is %SYSTEMDRIVE%\wix
  • node['wix']['download_id'] - CodePlex download id of the WiX binaries to install. default is 1540241 (WiX v3.10.2)
  • node['wix']['checksum'] - SHA256 of the WiX binaries zip file. default is 03b8f46cb3abf1465fe8f9975a94a4e0f75c77267ff4d1fcb6d5b6a97567f549



Downloads and installs WiX to the location specified by node['wix']['home']. Also ensures node['wix']['home'] is in the system path.

License & Authors

Author: Cookbook Engineering Team (

Copyright: 2011-2016, Chef Software, Inc.

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windows >= 2.0

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wix Cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the wix cookbook.

3.2.0 (2017-03-20)

  • Test with Local Delivery instead of Rake
  • Require Windows cookbook 2.0 or later

3.1.0 (2016-09-16)

  • Require Chef 12.1 not 12.0

3.0.0 (2016-09-06)

  • Add chef_version metadata
  • Remove support for Chef 11

v2.0.2 (2016-02-15)

  • Require windows cookbook >= 1.38.2
  • Update WiX to 3.10.2
  • Avoid failures processing the cookie if the download wasn't successful in the Codeplex library
  • Update the rubocop config for Rubocop 0.37
  • Update all testing dependencies to the latest
  • Add Windows 2008 R2 to the Test Kitchen config (internal Chef Vagrant image)


  • Allow upgrades by setting overwrite attribute to true
  • Add basic InSpec integration test coverage


  • Update to use WIX Toolset 3.10
  • Removed Windows 2003 as a supported platform and added all current 2008+ releases
  • Update readme to point to the new post-Sourceforge WIX homepage
  • Add Chefspec convergence tests on Windows 2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2
  • Added Test Kitchen config using the Chef private Windows boxes due to licensing
  • Added Chef standard Rubocop config and resolved all warnings
  • Added Travis CI testing using Chef DK
  • Added Berksfile
  • Updated contributing and testing docs
  • Added Gemfile with testing dependencies
  • Added maintainers.toml and files
  • Added Travis status and cookbook version badges to the readme
  • Updated Opscode -> Chef Software
  • Added a Rakefile for simplified testing
  • Added a chefignore file to limit what files are uploaded to the Chef server
  • Added issues_url and source_url metadata for Supermarket


  • [COOK-2762] - WiX download URL returns a 404


  • [COOK-1340] - update version and location


  • initial release

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