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Techdays 2014 – Desired State Configuration (DSC) with PowerShell

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.