While the principles behind Chef remain the same across both Linux/Windows platforms, using Chef on Windows means using different Chef providers. Developing Chef providers on Windows also presents unique challenges as Ruby is not as pervasive and does not give access to critical functionality that many Chef providers may require.
RightScale's Windows RightImages provide access to the following Chef Providers:
Be sure to check out our public repository for some working examples of PowerShell scripts: http://github.com/rightscale/cookbooks_public_windows/tree/master/cookbooks/
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