TechSession: Get to Know DSC

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 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 in, you’ll be able to access the […]


Building a Desired State Configuration Pull Server

Quick recap, I’m working through a series of posts about the Desired State Configuration infrastructure that I’m building at Stack Exchange, including some how-to’s. The High Points Overview Configuring the Pull Server (REST version) (this post) Creating Configurations (one of two, two of two) Configuring Clients Building Custom Resources Packaging Custom Resources Advanced Client Targeting I started with an overview of what and why.  Today, I’m going to start the how. Building a Pull Server I’m going to describe how to do this with Server 2012 R2 RTM (NOTE: this is not the General Availability  release, so there may be […]


Need Desired State Configuration Modules?

You’ve probably been hearing about Desired State Configuration from a number of sources (Runas Radio, the PowerScripting Podcast, or the Channel 9 TechEd video for example).  If you haven’t go check out those previously mentioned resources, I’ll wait… Ok, now that you have a basic understanding of what Desired State Configuration (DSC) is, I have an announcement. PowerShell.Org is building a repository of DSC modules for the community to use and contribute to. As I’ve started working with Desired State Configuration, I began building up a repository of modules I would use in configuring my systems.  I started to round them […]


Up Next: Don Jones talks about PowerShell V4 Desired State Configuration

This Thursday July 25, we are having PowerShell MVP, Don Jones, on the show to give us his take on the PowerShell V4 feature Desired State Configuration. This will be a great show, don’t miss it! Some reading material from Don on the topic: Microsoft announces PowerShell v4, DSC Powershell 4: Desired State Configuration a Must-Have Feature Join us at 9:30PM EST at http://live.powerscripting.net Related posts: Episode 172 – vCenter Orchestrator Episode 177A – Don Jones at the ATLPSUG in September on PowerShell v3 Up Next: Jones, Don Jones! Up Next guest co-host Don Jones joins Jon Walz as they talk to […]