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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Cookbook - Third Edition by Mike Pfeiffer, Jonas Andersson

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Working with Desired State Configuration

Desired State Configuration (DSC) was first introduced in PowerShell Version 4. With PowerShell Version 5, it has, of course, been developed a lot. Some of the new functions that would be interesting from an Exchange on-premise perspective are as follows:

  • ThrottlingLimit (PSDesiredStateConfiguration) specifies the number of target computers or devices on which we want the command to run simultaneously
  • Centralized DSC error reporting
  • Improvements to DSC resourcing lists all DSC resources, automatic completion, the DependsOn property, and tab completion
  • DSC can now be run with a specified user by adding the PSDscRunAsCredential cmdlet to the node block
  • 32-bit support was added
  • Partial configuration can now deliver ...

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