Have you heard about PowerShell DSC ? if not please go through belo docs, its awesome.
Installing an OS onto a desktop or server? (yea probably DSC is the best bet)
Installing an entire platform as a base for a private cloud?
Yes it is possible and has already been done, but you have to have all the licenses and pieces to really put it into practice.
Thank you so much guys. DSC is that what I need. Now when I am reading the documents every person both on mva and on blogs are talking like you can use DSC to get your demo environment up and running very fast. "DEMO" environment? I don't want to use this only in demo. Is the configuration same for testing and live or there are changes?
Shall I configure LCM to Apply only when configuring DC in production? I need config only once, right?
If I apply config only once does that mean that server will not have connection with the mof anymore.
Do I need to clear dnscache on the machines that will join to domain? Would be good to automate this so that I don't need to clearcache on all member hosts under the process or this will not cause the issue?
What is the real-scenario shall we use pull server or shall we stick to the push method?
I am asking this because I want to use this solution for hosting, I want to create many configs so when we get new client that I have config that will install everything for me.
Thank you in advance everyone for help
DSC is a big topic. There are many ways to do things – basically, you need to define how you want your environment to work first and then pick the DSC settings which will make it work the way you want.
Shall I configure LCM to Apply only when configuring DC in production?
When I've used DSC in the past, I've used a pull server. It has some drawbacks, as does push, but pull fit for what we were doing (multiple servers, apply/repair not just apply once, configs updated a few times a year) at the time.
It might be a good to get and read the DSC book which may help answer some of your questions more.
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