Windows PowerShell

TH01 Building DSC Resources in Windows PowerShell

August 14th, 2014

9:00am - 12:00pm

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Steven Murawski

Community Manager


Desired State Configuration shipped with Windows Management Framework 4 and offers a minimal set of functionality. Fully leveraging this new capability will require building some custom resources.

In this session, Steve Murawski will show you how to build a custom DSC resource in PowerShell. You'll go through the full process of creating a custom resource from scratch, debugging a resource, and deploying a resource into a production environment.

You will learn:

  • How to build a custom DSC resource
  • How to troubleshoot and debug the application of your resource as it is applied by the DSC engine
  • Tricks and gotchas in dealing with this first version of Desired State Configuration