Tag: Desired State Configuration

Why I love to work with the Microsoft products stack?

  It’s something I’d always loved to do, I mean the Microsoft universe is truly vast and I’ve always find new stuff to learn every time. But I’ve always missed something. I’m working in cross platform environments and I’ve got to say that Linux is perfect in a professional world thanks to the efficiency of…




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…




Configure Windows with Chef

  In a previous post we saw how to install and configure our Chef server. Now it’s time to see how to configure our Windows server. Chef cookbooks share the same layout regardless the target operating system….




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…




Microsoft Techdays 2015 – Les sessions PowerShell à ne pas manquer !

  Pour une fois, le billet sera plus simple à écrire pour moi, car c’est en français et ça fait du bien. Les agenda pour les Techdays qui auront lieu du 10 au 12 Février 2014 ont été mis à jour cette semaine et on y trouve (un peu) de sessions parlant de PowerShell !…




Create your first Pester script to test a DSC resource

  Maybe you already took a look to my previous post about Pester, Git and PowerShell interraction… If not, you really should before read this one. I won’t re-explain why it’s important for your work to use them, now, i will talk about how use them together to get your work done. Actually, i will…




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,…