This DSC Resource module can be used to install or uninstall Certificate Services components in Windows Server.

Minimum PowerShell version


There is a newer prerelease version of this module available.
See the version list below for details.

Installation Options

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Install-Module -Name ActiveDirectoryCSDsc -RequiredVersion

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Install-PSResource -Name ActiveDirectoryCSDsc -Version

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Package Details


  • Microsoft Corporation


DesiredStateConfiguration DSC DSCResourceKit DSCResource


AdcsCertificationAuthority AdcsCertificationAuthoritySettings AdcsEnrollmentPolicyWebService AdcsOnlineResponder AdcsWebEnrollment AdcsOcspExtension AdscTemplate


This module has no dependencies.

Release Notes

- BREAKING CHANGE: ActiveDirectoryCSDsc module minimum requirements updated
 to WMF 5.0 because newly added AdcsCertificateAuthoritySettings resource
 requires WMF 5.0.
- Added new resource AdcsCertificateAuthoritySettings - see
 [Issue 13](
- Added new resource AdcsTemplate.
- Replaced `switch` blocks with `if` blocks for evaluating "Ensure" parameter
 because switch was missing `break` - fixes [Issue 87](
- Added Comment Based Help for `New-NotImplementedException` common function.
- Moved code to create the user account for use in integration test into a
 `CommonTestHelper.psm1` function.
- Removed user account creation code from `AppVeyor.yml` and into integration
 tests themselves to make tests execution easier.
- Updated user account creation code to use local user/group management Powershell
 cmdlets available in WMF 5.1 - fixes [Issue 24](
- AdcsCertificationAuthority:
 - Integration tests updated to create test user account in administrators
   group to make test execution easier.


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
5.0.1-previe... 496 12/30/2020
5.0.1-previe... 273 7/4/2020
5.0.0 97,402 6/20/2020
5.0.0-previe... 241 6/20/2020
5.0.0-previe... 271 4/26/2020
5.0.0-previe... 249 3/25/2020 69,374 9/19/2019 (current version) 11,915 8/8/2019 21,143 5/15/2019 55,443 2/20/2019 4,871 1/10/2019 3,727 6/13/2018 763 5/2/2018
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