PowerShell DSC Resource for configuring Pull Server environment

DSC is a PowerShell extension that is part of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. DSC enables deploying and managing configuration data for software services and managing the environment in which these services run. A DSC Pull Server is a web-based endpoint, with an OData interface. This server allows nodes to “Pull” Configuration such… Read more

Resource Designer Tool – A walkthrough writing a DSC resource

At the heart of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration are the resources. It is the resources which act behind the scenes for DSC to achieve its “make it so” philosophy. DSC ships with a number of resources in-box and you can take a look here for the complete list. However, once you get started with… Read more

Hungry for more Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Resources?

Now that you understand the value and need of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC), and how to declaratively express the intent of machine configuration via the new configuration keyword, you might be wondering how the configuration happens. Configuration on a machine works because of DSC resources. Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Management Framework… Read more

Understanding CONFIGURATION keyword in Desired State Configuration

Desired State Configuration is a new management platform in Windows Powershell that enables devOps scenarios on Windows. It enables system administrators and devOps to configure a system declaratively, enforce the configuration and reuse configuration. One core aspect of it is the language extension for Configuration keyword in Powershell. You can express configurations of your machine… Read more

Seeking Input on PowerShell Summit Sessions

One of the best things about PowerShell is its strong community.  Events like the annual PowerShell Summit are a great way to get involved and learn more about PowerShell. As in the past, the PowerShell team will present several sessions at the PowerShell Summit.  This year, we want to get your input on the sessions… Read more

Configuration in a DevOps world – Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration

Some background A new breed of configuration management tools has been created to manage the platforms, applications, and infrastructure of the cloud, and keep the cloud running with high availability. The need for these new tools and infrastructure comes from the increase in scale, rapid rate of change, and complexity of the cloud. But existing… Read more