Windows PowerShell

T13 Desired State Configuration Architecture and Overview

August 12th, 2014

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Level: Intermediate Advanced

Don Jones


Curriculum Director for IT Pro Content


It's time to de-mystify Microsoft's new declarative configuration management technology. MVP and author Don Jones, CEO of, explains what DSC is, how it works, and how you can immediately begin using it in production. You'll learn about DSC's push and pull configuration models, and get access to the scripts that configure a pull server from scratch and create sample configurations to test.

DSC is the future of configuration management in a Windows Server world, so don't miss this important breakout session! Focuses on PowerShell v4 (which is where DSC was introduced) on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and later.

You will learn:

  • Master DSC architecture and concepts
  • Emerging practices and implementation tasks
  • Design your DSC infrastructure