Compliance is always a hot topic, so in this Ask the Admin, I’ll look at how Microsoft’s DSCEA can be used to create compliance reports for servers configured using PowerShell DSC.
Aidan Finn shares a summary of the improvements to the Azure virtual machine and related services and features announced at the Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference.
Learn how to use Pester to test a Desired State Configuration to ensure that servers are configured exactly the way you want them.
DSC configurations require logical thinking through the steps necessary to make changes to a server’s configuration. Learn my process for developing a DSC configuration.
Russell shows how to create an Azure Automation account, upload and compile a DSC configuration, and on board an Azure VM.
PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks explains why PowerShell’s Desired State Configuration (DSC) should matter to you as an IT professional and how it can help bolster your career.
Russell Smith looks at different ways of using PowerShell to configure VMs running in Microsoft Azure.
Jeff provides his must-learn skills for Windows System Administrators for a successful career, which include PowerShell and Microsoft Azure.
Jeff Hicks shows us a new way to access Desired State Configuration MOF metadata with some PowerShell.
Jeff Hicks shows us how to query the DSC compliance server with PowerShell 4.0 in this quick tutorial.
Jeff Hicks shows us an alternative way to create ZIP archives with PowerShell that doesn’t rely on using .NET compression classes.
Jeff Hicks gives us a primer on creating DSC resource snippets for the PowerShell ISE in this step-by-step tutorial article.
In part 9 of our series, discover where to add code to the template we’ve created to bring the DSC module to life!