Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resource Kit Wave-1

Are you looking at writing your own DSC resources? Have you been following our DSC articles? DSC is the exciting new feature in Windows PowerShell 4.0. To add to this excitement, PowerShell team has a holiday gift for all of us. DSC Resource Kit Wave-1! 🙂

This resource kit has a bunch of custom DSC resources. You may or may not use all of them but looking at the source is a great way of learning how to write your own DSC resources. Here are the DSC resources included in the first wave.

Resource Description
xComputer Name a computer and add it to a domain/workgroup
xVHD Create and managed VHDs
xVMHyperV Create and manage a Hyper-V Virtual Machine
xVMSwitch Create and manage a Hyper-V Virtual Switch
xDNSServerAddress Bind a DNS Server address to one or more NIC
xIPAddress Configure IPAddress (v4 and v6)
xDSCWebService Configure DSC Service (aka Pull Server)
xWebsite Deploy and configure a website on IIS

You can download these custom resources from TechNet script gallery.

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