DSC resources for configuration of a Windows computer. These DSC resources allow you to perform computer management tasks, such as renaming the computer, joining a domain and scheduling tasks as well as configuring items such as virtual memory, event logs, time zones and power settings.

Minimum PowerShell version


This is a prerelease version of ComputerManagementDsc.
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 ComputerManagementDsc -RequiredVersion 8.1.0-preview0001 -AllowPrerelease

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DesiredStateConfiguration DSC DSCResource


Computer OfflineDomainJoin PendingReboot PowerPlan PowerShellExecutionPolicy RemoteDesktopAdmin ScheduledTask SmbServerConfiguration SmbShare SystemLocale TimeZone VirtualMemory WindowsEventLog WindowsCapability IEEnhancedSecurityConfiguration UserAccountControl


This module has no dependencies.

Release Notes

## [8.1.0-preview0001] - 2020-03-24

### Added

- ComputerManagementDsc
 - Added build task `Generate_Conceptual_Help` to generate conceptual help
   for the DSC resource.
 - Added build task `Generate_Wiki_Content` to generate the wiki content
   that can be used to update the GitHub Wiki.

### Changed

- ComputerManagementDsc
 - Updated CI pipeline files.
 - No longer run integration tests when running the build task `test`, e.g.
   `.\build.ps1 -Task test`. To manually run integration tests, run the
   .\build.ps1 -Tasks test -PesterScript 'tests/Integration' -CodeCoverageThreshold 0

## [8.0.0] - 2020-02-14

### Added

- Added new resource IEEnhancedSecurityConfiguration (moved from module
- Added new resource UserAccountControl (moved from module

### Changed

- SmbShare:
 - Add parameter ScopeName to support creating shares in a different
   scope - Fixes [Issue #284](
- Added `.gitattributes` to ensure CRLF is used when pulling repository - Fixes
 [Issue #290](
- SystemLocale:
 - Migrated SystemLocale from [SystemLocaleDsc](
- RemoteDesktopAdmin:
 - Correct Context messages in integration tests by adding 'When'.
- WindowsCapability:
 - Change `Test-TargetResource` to remove test for valid LogPath.
- BREAKING CHANGE: Changed resource prefix from MSFT to DSC.
- Updated to use continuous delivery pattern using Azure DevOps - Fixes
 [Issue #295](

### Deprecated

- None

### Removed

- None

### Fixed

- WindowsCapability:
 - Fix `A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'Ensure'.`
   error in `Test-TargetResource` - Fixes [Issue #297](

### Security

- None

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
8.2.1-previe... 20 5/14/2020
8.2.0 5,900 5/5/2020
8.1.0 16,606 3/26/2020
8.1.0-previe... 12 3/25/2020
8.1.0-previe... (current version) 3 3/24/2020
8.0.0 18,134 2/14/2020
8.0.0-previe... 3 2/14/2020
8.0.0-previe... 15 2/8/2020 67,070 10/30/2019 24,078 9/19/2019 20,989 8/8/2019 40,248 5/15/2019 25,473 4/3/2019 52,830 2/20/2019 12,245 1/10/2019 10,205 10/25/2018 13,420 7/25/2018 17,604,599 6/13/2018 1,882 5/3/2018