Find DSC resources that are available in the PowerShell Gallery

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell commands to easily find Desired State Configuration resources that are available in the PowerShell Gallery. One of the cool things about Windows PowerShell is that it makes exploring data easy. And everything is data in some form. Whether it is local or remote, whether it is plain text;…


Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 7

Summary: MVP, Will Anderson, wraps up his series by discussing how to add DSC resources to existing Windows PowerShell modules. Ed Wilson here, bringing you MVP, Will Anderson, and the conclusion of his week of blogging about Desired State Configuration.    Note   This is a seven-part series that includes the following posts: Conceptualize Desired State Configuration:…


Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 6

Summary: Microsoft MVP, Will Anderson, teaches how to create a DSC resource by using a Windows PowerShell script. Hello. Ed Wilson here, bringing you MVP, Will Anderson, and Part 6 of his posts about using Desired State Configuration (DSC).   Note   This is a seven-part series that includes the following posts: Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 1An…


Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 5

Summary: Microsoft MVP, Will Anderson, continues his series by talking about importing DSC resources and adding your scripts. Good day! Ed Wilson here to welcome back MVP, Will Anderson, as my guest blogger this week. Will is sharing Part 5 in a series about Desired State Configuration (DSC).   Note   This is a seven-part series that…


Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 4

Summary: Microsoft MVP, Will Anderson, adds features to his Desired State Configuration, updates the .mof file, and validates the configuration. Hello, Ed Wilson here to welcome back this week’s guest blogger, MVP Will Anderson.   Note   This is a seven-part series that includes the following posts: Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 1An introduction to DSC Conceptualize…


Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 3

Summary: Microsoft MVP, Will Anderson, modifies a Desired State Configuration template. Good morning. Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, is here. Today we have part three of Will Anderson’s awesome Desired State Configuration (DSC) series.   Note   This is a seven-part series that includes the following posts: Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 1An introduction to DSC Conceptualize…


Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 2

Summary: Microsoft MVP, Will Anderson, talks about familiarizing yourself with DSC formatting and resources. Good morning, Ed Wilson is here. Today we have Part 2 of Will Anderson’s awesome DSC series.   Note   This is a seven-part series that includes the following posts: Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 1An introduction to DSC Conceptualize Desired State Configuration:…


PowerTip: Find cmdlets and functions related to DSC

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to find cmdlets and functions related to Desired State Configuration.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to quickly find a list of cmdlets and functions related to            Desired State Configuration (DSC)?  Use the Get-Command cmdlet and specify a noun of *dsc*: Get-Command -Noun *DSC*


Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 1

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Will Anderson, begins a series of posts about using Desired State Configuration in Windows PowerShell. Ed Wilson, the Microsoft Scripting Guy is here. Today we begin a series of posts about using Desired State Configuration (DSC) in Windows PowerShell by Microsoft MVP, Will Anderson. In fact, the series is so good…


Troubleshooting Azure Virtual Machine DSC Extension

Summary: Matthew Hitchcock, Microsoft MVP, delves into how to troubleshoot problems in the Azure VMDSC Extension. If you joined me yesterday in Advanced Use of Azure Virtual Machine DSC Extensions, you saw how I created an advanced Desired State Configuration (DSC) file to configure my Azure VM. Taking parameter input means I can reuse my…