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DSC related links

Posted June 11, 2016; Last update October 18, 2016


This post contains the list of articles, videos, projects related to DSC.

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DSC related links


DSC general - code: A

No. Title Author Date Url
1 Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Overview Microsoft 2013-xx-xx
6 DSC Resource Style Guidelines Microsoft + Community
2 PowerShell Desired State Configuration: The Basics Nicolas Prigent 2016-02-10
3 PowerShell Desired State Configuration: LCM and Push Management Model Nicolas Prigent 2016-03-17
9 Decrypting the current MOF on WMF5 Travis Plunk 2016-04-19
4 PowerShell Desired State Configuration: Pull Mode Nicolas Prigent 2016-05-10
5 PowerShell Desired State Configuration: Automating and Monitoring Pull mode Nicolas Prigent 2016-06-16
7 Inheritance in PowerShell DSC resources Luke Griffith 2016-06-16
8 5 Tips for Writing DSC Resources in PowerShell 5 Mathew Hodgkins 2016-06-08
10 Powershell v5 Classes & Concepts Michael Willis 2016-08-18

DSC something - code: B

No. Title Author Date Url  
1 DSC in Chef: Converting Ruby Hashes to PowerShell Types Robb Schiefer 2016-05-11  
2 Migrate Windows Firewall and AppLocker to Desired State Configuration Darren Mar-Elia 2016-06-10  
3 #PowerShell Desired State Configuration (#PSDSC) in Windows Containers using #Docker Nicollas Dille 2016-06-17  
5 vSphereDSC – Principles of Operation LucD 2016-06-07  
4 PowerShell 5, DSC, SABnzbd and Sonarr (Part 1) Kieran Jacobsen 2016-06-16  
6 Tips for using the Puppet PowerShell module Glenn Sarti 2016-06-29  
7 The what, why and how of Azure Automation Desired State Configuration (DSC) Joe Levy 2016-04-04  
8 Tips and tricks for DSC:Purge logfiles Ingo Gegenwarth 2016-08-03  
9 Combining DSC with ELK for effective infrastructure monitoring Prajeesh Prathap 2016-08-15  
10 Introduction to Kitchen-DSC gaelcolas 2016-07-11  
11 Desired State Configuration - ConfigurationData Tore Groneng 2016-10-12  
12 DSC – Use Configuration in Multiple Environments (PSDSCRunAsCredential) Stefan Roth 2016-10-11  

Videos - code: V

No. Title Author Date Url
1 Boe Prox Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6 06 02 PM Boe Prox 2015-11-10
5 PowerShell Classes for Developers Punit Ganshani 2015-12-29
2 Creating a PowerShell Toolkit to Demystify DSC Robbins Mike F. Robbins 2016-04-04
3 Validating Chef Recipes with ChefSpec and PowerShell on Linux Matt Wrock,Jeffrey Snover 2016-08-18
4 PhillyPoSH- Windows PowerShell DSC Implementation Best Practices Timothy Warner 2016-08-04

Projects - code: P

No. Name Author Date Url
3 Deploy Active Directory with PowerShell DSC (a.k.a. “DSC-PROMO”) Ashley McGlone 2015-03-20
1 POSHOrigin Brandon Olin 2015-04-21
5 DSCconfigData Tore Groneng 2015-04-22
2 PowerShell Desired State Configuration for Linux Microsoft
4 ADMXToDSC gpoguy 2015-06-24
6 Testing packaging modules with Test-Kitchen, Jenkins, and, SMB Share. 2016-06-23 Michael Willis

Resources and scripts - code: R

No. Name Author Date Url
2 Central repository for PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources. Microsoft + Community
1 xXMLConfigFile IngoGege 2016-06-13
3 DSC Resource module for vSphere environments Luc Dekens 2016-06-04
4 DSC Resource for configuring Windows System Locale Daniel Scott-Raynsford 2016-06-28
5 OneScript Team Blog - PowerShell DSC tagged scripts Microsoft OneScript Team XX
6 GraniResource Grani.Inc. 2014-12-10


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