Nordstrom has been using Chef to automate Windows environments. Come by this talk to get some tips and tricks for managing your Windows-based environment with Chef.
Tips such as:
Using Mixlib::Shellout and PowershellOut to execute Windows tools and scripts as a Domain user.
Windows cookbook improvements, including Printer LWRP
Chef-keypass for better one-way encryption of data-bag secrets, including certs and passwords
How to use Windows cookbook helpers
Using the new Windows Registry resource in Chef 11
Windows Sysnative for correctly locating Windows programs
Perf improvement numbers for Ruby 1.9.3 in Chef 11 for Windows
Recommended Ohai plugins to disable