Category: DSC

Desired State Configuration for Linux

  As you (may) know, Desired State Configuration for Linux is available since May 6 on the Microsoft Open Source github ! This version works like a charm alongside Windows Management Framework v5. The goal of this post is to show you how it works and what you need in order to get it working….




Desired State Configuration Azure Extension

  If you read this blog you already heard about few tools in order to apply a Desired State Configuration script to your system. Today i want to write about Azure DSC Extension. This extension, can be used in two ways. The first, and the crappiest, is using the GUI, and you know what? I…




PowerShell Desired State Configuration resources for WSUS

  It’s been a long time i wanted to finish theses PowerShell Desired State Configuration resources to work with WSUS Configuration.Indeed, we have many servers that are not in domain, outside the WSUS GPO scope, but, they also need to be up to date, i’m sure you know why! So after few days of work…




Build your Azure lab with DSC and validate it using Pester – 2/3

  After the first post of this series, we have now four virtual machines. The goal, now, is to apply Configurations. In order to apply configurations, you must use at least Azure SDK 0.8.6. In order to validate if your version is compatible, you can try this command:

This will permit to check if…




Build your Azure lab with DSC and validate it using Pester – 1/3

  Here is another post about DSC & Pester.. Yes, because they are truly the perfect combo to work with. Just do you script and Pester will test everything you need for you 🙂 (I know i’m repeating myself…) So let’s go build our lab. What is neeeded in order to build my lab: A…




DSC resource for managing SNMP configuration

Desired State Configuration is a key feature in PowerShell, even more with the last November preview, available since yesterday ! So, little by little, i’m migrating all my customization steps from powershell scripts to DSC Resources, and today i decided to share a quick one, but a mandatory part of my servers configuration, the monitoring…




DSC Resource: Create an unattend.xml file

Today, it’s a quick post to give you a custom dsc Resource of mine.. Bellow, here is a script that you have to reg in a *.psm1 file to enable you creating very basic unattend.xml file for your installations, it’s very helpfull when building your home lab, or other infras 🙂 Like always with DSC,…




Writting custom DSC resource

During the European PowerShell summit, the hackaton was focused on 4 subjects, but only one direction:  Build a custom DSC resource for the community. It was very intresting, and like after each IT Event, you come home with many many ideas… Your wife still doesn’t like it but… Anyway, if you weren’t at the summit:…




Desired State Configuration is mostly awesome…

But, sometimes you can’t use it! As i’m working on my script for Rebuild conf. I’m facing terribly issues with Exchange 2013 installation with DSC. I will show you how you can “install” Exchange 2013 remotely mostly with DSC.. First of all, you need to install Windows features and roles.. this is the easy part…




Desired State Configuration – xADDomain (Configure your domain)

Hi, It’s been a while i hadn’t publish a post on this blog. Mainly because i’m really busy at work 😉 So now, it’s time to work on a session i’ve submited for Microsoft ReBuild here in France.. This session will focus on DSC and Azure. So my first need is a Domain, i’ve looked…