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Make it so!
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The need to build and configure servers quickly in a consistent, repeatable manner has been a longstanding problem in IT. One solution is to adopt Desired State Configuration (DSC), a PowerShell extension introduced with Windows Server 2012 R2 (PowerShell v4) and extended in Windows Server 2016 (PowerShell v5). DSC provides a mechanism to manage the configuration of your server estate, including: