Join GitHub today
GitHub is home to over 40 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.Sign up
This installation package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package. #8985
Chef fails to install the windows msi. Claims that it is invalid. Looking at the downloaded file it is zero (0) bytes in size. This happens 9/10 times. Sometimes its totally fine. I have network connections on every instance I try this on (AWS). AMI's used hasn't changed in over a month. The only assumption I have is that https://www.chef.io/chef/download?p=windows&pv=2016&m=x86_64&DownloadContext=PowerShell&v=14.13.11 is unable to serve the file sometimes.
If this is just a problem with the endpoint not able to serve this file the output should indicate this rather than try and continue with a failed file.
Windows 2019 (Core and Standard)
Try and install
Detected Windows Version 10.0 Build 17763
C:\Users\Administrator>msiexec /qn /log "C:\Users\ADMINI
WARNING: Failed to install Chef Client MSI package in remote context with status code 1620.