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Learning PowerShell by Jonathan Hassell

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Chapter 12 Desired State Configuration

Welcome to Chapter 12 of Learning PowerShell! In this chapter, we’ll look at a new beast in the PowerShell world: desired state configuration, or DSC. Without further ado, let’s dig in.

Understanding Desired State Configuration

The basic idea behind Desired State Configuration is that instead of configuring your own systems to be how you need them, by adding roles, installing software packages, adjusting Registry entries, configuring settings for those worker roles, and hardening the security posture of a system, you can lay out, in a series of templates, how you think your systems that perform certain functions or roles should be configured. This is your desired state. Then, when you bring a new system ...

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