"Return" Configurations

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  • #35495
    Profile photo of Justin King
    Justin King
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    Might be a bit of an odd question, but I'm wondering if I can "return" a configuration from a script for use in another script/function when called. Like within a ps1 litterally do something like:

    configuration blahblah {}
    return blahblah
    

    Then in a separate script be able to go:

    Configuration DesiredConfig {Invoke-Expression configfile.ps1}
    

    Basically I"m just trying to see if there's a way I can separate my actual configuration from a "compile and and deploy" helper function. Right now I'm calling my configuration with a a simple Invoke-Expression ". $myconfig" but I've read that I should avoid using that method when possible as it risks someone being able to inject extra "unwanted" code. Plus it means I don't _actually_ know the name of the configuration ... I have to hope it's named consistently.

    I might be trying to do "too much", but basically I'm writing a simple function to assist people in just picking their "what and where" and let the function generate the mofs, check-sums, and then push the files out to the appropriate pull servers.

  • #35496
    Profile photo of Don Jones
    Don Jones
    Keymaster

    Nope.

    But you can certainly dot-source scripts, even if they contain configurations.

  • #35506
    Profile photo of Justin King
    Justin King
    Participant

    dot source it is, then. Thanks!

  • #35739
    Profile photo of Arie H
    Arie H
    Participant

    Just an idea, you can always generate the dsc script based on "what and where" as a file and then run it 😉

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