Episode 236 - PowerScripting Podcast - MVP Don Jones on PowerShell Desired State Configuration

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Tonight on the PowerScripting Podcast, we talk to Don Jones about PowerShell Desired State Configuration

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  • Vern_Anderson: ## How much of a dependency is System Center?

  • Stuwee: #### Does it work only for 2012 r2 right now or does it work with other servers?

  • Stuwee: so you can use DCS for win clients?

  • halr9000: ## what types of things can we do in DSC? (resources)

  • KeithH: What do you think about the lack of Windows Roles on client SKUs?

  • smurawski: ## Here's a softball for you.. Does this enable OS Version independence (from a declarative perspective)?

  • organicit: ##will there be a way to extend this beyond server roles?  Hooks into lower level dependencies such as applications servers like weblogic, Tomcat, Jboss,apache…etc

  • FishTender27: I think you would still need a way to assign MOFs by a heirarchy

  • PowerSchill: ## But how do you know that someones DSC implementation has exactly what you want?

  • gpduck: is there any documentation/examples for configuring the pull model in the beta?

  • Vern_Anderson: ## If you're deploying servers based upon how another server looks does it use dedupe to limit replicating copies of files?

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Jonathan Walz

Since March 2007, Jonathan Walz has been the co-host and technical brains for the PowerScripting Podcast. Conceived as a radio show for the PowerShell community, the podcast is the longest-lived PowerShell show in existence, and has featured dozens of weekly guests.