This module contains the standard DSC resources.
Because PSDscResources overwrites in-box resources, it is only available for WMF 5.1. Many of the resource updates provided here are also included in the xPSDesiredStateConfiguration module which is still compatible with WMF 4 and WMF 5 (though that module is not supported and may be removed in the future).

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DesiredStateConfiguration DSC DSCResourceKit DSCResource AzureAutomationNotSupported


Archive Environment Group GroupSet MsiPackage Registry Script Service ServiceSet User WindowsFeature WindowsFeatureSet WindowsOptionalFeature WindowsOptionalFeatureSet WindowsPackageCab WindowsProcess ProcessSet


This module has no dependencies.

Release Notes

* Fixed CompanyName typo - Fixes [Issue 100](
* Update LICENSE file to match the Microsoft Open Source Team
 standard - Fixes [Issue 120](
* Update `CommonResourceHelper` unit tests to meet Pester 4.0.0
 standards ([issue 129](
* Update `ResourceHelper` unit tests to meet Pester 4.0.0
 standards ([issue 129](
* Ported fixes from [xPSDesiredStateConfiguration](
 * xArchive
   * Fix end-to-end tests.
   * Update integration tests to meet Pester 4.0.0 standards.
   * Update end-to-end tests to meet Pester 4.0.0 standards.
   * Update unit and integration tests to meet Pester 4.0.0 standards.
   * Wrapped all path and identifier strings in verbose messages with
     quotes to make it easier to identify the limit of the string when
   * Refactored date/time checksum code to improve testability and ensure
     tests can run on machines with localized datetime formats that are not
   * Fix "Get-ArchiveEntryLastWriteTime" to return `[datetime]`.
   * Improved verbose logging to make debugging path issues easier.
* Added .gitattributes file to ensure CRLF settings are configured correctly
 for the repository.
* Updated ".vscode\settings.json" to refer to AnalyzerSettings.psd1 so that
 custom syntax problems are highlighted in Visual Studio Code.
* Fixed style guideline violations in `CommonResourceHelper.psm1`.
* Updated "appveyor.yml" to meet more recent standards.
* Removed OS image version from "appveyor.yml" to use default image
 ([Issue 127](
* Removed code to install WMF5.1 from "appveyor.yml" because it is already
 installed in AppVeyor images ([Issue 128](
* Removed .vscode from .gitignore so that Visual Studio code environment
 settings can be committed.
* Environment
 * Update tests to meet Pester 4.0.0 standards ([issue 129](
* Group
 * Update tests to meet Pester 4.0.0 standards ([issue 129](
 * Fix unit tests to run on Nano Server.
 * Refactored unit tests to enclude Context fixtures and change functions
   to Describe fixtures.
* GroupSet
 * Update tests to meet Pester 4.0.0 standards ([issue 129](

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated 292,962 6/26/2019 26,665 5/15/2019 (current version) 120,642 2/20/2019 10,430,723 7/3/2018 34,650 7/12/2017 1,516 6/2/2017 5,807 4/19/2017 96,077 3/8/2017 88,309 2/3/2017 162,089 12/17/2016 142 12/17/2016 162,193 11/2/2016 76,768 10/8/2016