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How to register a node with a DSC pull server

NOTE - The latest information regarding DSC Pull Service can be found in the DSC documentation using the link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/dsc/pullserver .......... In PowerShell 4.0, each node in a DSC configuration identifies itself to the pull server with its ConfigurationId, a GUID. In the case of pull mode (where a node ...

Azure PowerShell DSC Extension v1.10 released

NOTE: You can find more information on the DSC Extension in our release history. Today we released a minor update to the Azure DSC Extension: version 1.10.1.0. This update addresses a couple of issues that were producing false error messages on some ARM deployments. Please feel free to give us your feedback as comments to this post, or ...
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Update JEA for the April WMF 5.0 Preview

This year, at the Ignite Conference, we presented Just Enough Administration (JEA), a PowerShell toolkit for granularly managing administrator privileges.  Older versions of JEA do not work with the recently released  April WMF 5.0 Preview.  This is due to an issue with WinRM when registering a new endpoint.  The latest ...

MSIgnite BRK4452 – Writing Windows PowerShell DSC Resources and Configurations

Recordings of  MS Ignite 2015 session BRK4452: Writing Windows PowerShell DSC Resources and Configurations are now available online. As mentioned in the session you can download the demo modules using the following code:    Find-Module -Tag BRK4452 -OutVariable Modules  $Modules | % {Install-Module -Name $_.Name -...

PowerShell DSC for Linux is now available!

We are pleased to announce that PowerShell Desired State Configuration for Linux (version 1) is available for download. You can now use the powerful Desired State Configuration (DSC) platform to manage the configuration ofboth Windows and Linux workloads with a familiar PowerShell interface. Bringing DSC to Linux is another step in Microsoft&...

Desired State Configuration Resources for PackageManagement Providers

Introduction You may have heard of, or even already used PackageManagement (aka OneGet). Recently, I was reading the OneGet blog and OneGet in GitHub, and decided to give it a try by installing the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 Preview April 2015. I found that PackageManagement provides a consistent user experience by exposing the ...