When Microsoft first released the DSC Resource Kit (in Wave 10 as of this writing), they opened the door to community contributions. Our own PowerShell.org GitHub repo consists partly of DSC resource that used Microsoft’s code as a baseline, and then corrected problems or expanded capabilities. What we never had was a way for Microsoft… Continue Reading »
In this Meetup, Matt Gohmann reviews the components of DSC and shares how it is used in production at Netgain Technology to automate provisioning of client environments. We’ll discuss lessons learned from authoring 20+ custom resources, other uses, and how to write your own configurations and resources — the easy way.
This Thursday, we will be joined by Brian Ehlert from Citrix, author of the XenDesktop Desired State Configuration Resource Provider! Brian is a Hyper-V MVP since 2007, and writes at blogs.Citrix.com. If you’d like to see the show live and chat with Jon, Hal, and your fellow scripters, you can join us this Thursday at… Continue Reading »
Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Mike Hendrickson and Jason Walker from Microsoft about their DSC resources for Exchange News Mike’s book: new 4th ed of PowerShell TFM: WMF 5.0 November preview Limited Preview of the PowerShell Gallery Steven Murawaski is doing PowerShell DSC training in LA December 9th… Continue Reading »
Listen: In This Episode Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, Hal and Jon talk about Splunk and troubleshooting DSC Links <migreene> http://aka.ms/dscmp <alevyinroc> here’s my screen. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5bz3jqbghjsh2lx/Screenshot%202014-10-23%2021.42.33.png?dl=0 <halr9000> https://apps.splunk.com/app/1477/ <halr9000> wave 7 shipped https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/DSC-Resource-Kit-All-c449312d <halr9000> wrong link: this one: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/xExchange-PowerShell-1dd18388/ <halr9000> http://blogs.citrix.com/2014/10/09/tech-preview-xendesktop-desired-state-configuration-resource-provider/ <rcookiemonster> They did a series on it a short while back – http://blogs.citrix.com/author/brianeh/ has… Continue Reading »
This Thursday, we will be joined by two excellent guests from Microsoft: Jason Walker, and Mike Hendrickson. They will be talking about a rather large bit of PowerShell DSC code: the xExchange Resource Kit! Mike wrote a blog post series on the topic, and his first piece, Introducing xExchange – Managing Exchange 2013 With DSC – Part… Continue Reading »
Enrique Lima will be presenting on PowerShell Automation using the PDT, DSC and more.
On Monday night (Amsterdam time, September 29th), we’ll be holding the first DSC Hackathon at PowerShell Summit Europe 2014. Attached are the scenarios we’ll be asking participants to select from. We’ll ask everyone to work in small groups, pick one scenario, and try to produce a custom DSC resource that solves the problem. Many of… Continue Reading »
When Desired State Configuration (DSC) came out – gosh, just about a year ago – I kept telling people that there was more to come. And a lot of it is now just around the corner in PowerShell v5. This article is written to the September 2014 preview release – things may change for the… Continue Reading »
We’re hoping that everyone attending the PowerShell Summit Europe 2014 will join our Monday evening DSC Hackathon, where we’ll become “product team members for a night” and try to code up some DSC Resources from the team’s own internal wish list! We’ll provide a cash bar as well as finger food for our on-site attendees… but you’re… Continue Reading »
Join Don Jones for an overview of Desired State Configuration. You’ll learn how to create a configuration script, how to push it to a server, and how to create a pull server. You’ll also learn about DSC’s architecture, and learn some planning tips for getting DSC working quickly in your own environment. This session will… Continue Reading »
Recently on the PowerShell.org forums, a community member mentioned that they were having trouble setting up a Server 2008 R2 machine as a DSC pull server. It turns out, this is possible, but you have to install all the prerequisites yourself, since the Add-WindowsFeature DSC-Service command doesn’t do it for you on the older operating… Continue Reading »
Join MVP Steven Murawski for a look at writing and testing custom DSC resources. This session will be recorded. Recording links will be posted on the PowerShell.org YouTube Channel within about one week. We are accepting up to 250 registrations, but only 100 live attendees will “fit” in the room. If you don’t make it… Continue Reading »
My Patterns for Implementing a DSC Pull Server Environment talk from the PowerShell Summit is now online. Enjoy!
My Building Scalable Configurations with DSC talk from the PowerShell Summit is now online. Enjoy!