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Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration: An In-Depth Guide to Windows PowerShell DSC by Ravikanth Chaganti

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© Ravikanth Chaganti 2018

Ravikanth Chaganti, Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3483-9_16

16. DSC as a Platform

Ravikanth Chaganti

(1)Saideep Helicon, Bengaluru, India

Windows PowerShell DSC is a platform rather than just a set of tools to perform configuration management. In Chapter 3, you saw how DSC is implemented as a set of WMI providers. You know that DSC uses the CIM standard data representation for node configurations and uses WS-MAN as a standard transport for sending the configurations to the target nodes. This architecture is what makes DSC a platform. The cmdlets in the PSDesiredStateConfiguration module are a way to use the interfaces provided in the DSC platform. The declarative syntax that ...

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