POC: PowerShell Desired State Configuration for Linux

Since PowerShell went open source, I’ve been asked a lot about running PowerShell on Linux. Lately, I’ve been asked more and more about configuring Linux machines with DSC (Desired State Configuration). So here goes a quick and dirty How-to download, install, and use DSC to configure your Linux machines (In my case, I used Ubuntu…

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Using DSC with the WinRM service disabled

  Every once in a while I come across a weird scenario where the customer’s requirements and/or limitations are so challenging that they take me to a interesting discovery journey. This time, the requirement was to use Desired State Configuration (DSC) in remote machines where there was no connectivity (with any protocol or port) to…

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Export-CACertificatesForDscEncryption

(Updated @ 2016/05/18) When you use Desired State Configuration (DSC) and a Pull server, you should encrypt any credentials in your configurations documents. More information on this here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2014/01/31/want-to-secure-credentials-in-windows-powershell-desired-state-configuration/But instead of harvesting the certificates from the remote computers themselves (as described in the blog post above), I decided to query the CA directly, and get…

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