Presented by Jeff Wouters at Techdays 2014. Using PowerShell we can define what configuration we want and the DSC framework will make sure that this configuration is enforced on a multitude of machines. Very much like Chef and Puppet.
Some examples of configuration settings you can define are Installing windows features, MSI’s, registry settings, services that must be started/stopped etc etc.
Jeff’s tips were:
You need WMF v4.
Install KB2883200. This is a must-have, don’t even try to use DSC without it.
Take a look at TechNet for overview and details.
Want to see what resources you have to use for DSC? Run the Get-DSCResource cmdlet.
Take a look at PowerShell DSC community resources.