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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 Server 2003 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 (R1, R2)


  • windows


  • 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 482066 (WiX v3.6)
  • node['wix']['checksum'] - SHA256 of the WiX binaries zip file. default is 3b0783c3d295cb21a24f3fee68ad7929989771d145c5ac92acc4bc68cf7163b4



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

License and Author

Author:: Seth Chisamore (

Copyright:: 2011-2013, Opscode, 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

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