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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Package Details


  • Microsoft Corporation


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

* Ports style fixes that were recently made in xPSDesiredStateConfiguration
 on test related files.
* Ports most of the style upgrades from xPSDesiredStateConfiguration that have
 been made in files in the DscResources folder.
* Ports fixes for the following issues:
 [Issue 505](
 [Issue 590](
 Changes to test helper Enter-DscResourceTestEnvironment so that it only
 updates DSCResource.Tests when it is longer than 120 minutes since
 it was last pulled. This is to improve performance of test execution
 and reduce the likelihood of connectivity issues caused by inability to
 pull DSCResource.Tests.
* Fixes issue where MsiPackage Integration tests fail if the test HttpListener
 fails to start. Moves the test HttpListener objects to dynamically assigned,
 higher numbered ports to avoid conflicts with other services, and also checks
 to ensure that the ports are available before using them. Adds checks to
 ensure that no outstanding HTTP server jobs are running before attempting to
 setup a new one. Also adds additional instrumentation to make it easier to
 troubleshoot issues with the test HttpListener objects in the future.
 Specifically fixes
 [Issue 142](
* Improved speed of Test-IsNanoServer function
* Remove the Byte Order Mark (BOM) from all affected files
* Opt-in to "Validate Module Files" and "Validate Script Files" common meta-tests
* Opt-in to "Common Tests - Relative Path Length" common meta-test
* Fix README markdownlint validation failures
* Move change log from to


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated (current version) 10,274,044 6/26/2019 27,986 5/15/2019 124,397 2/20/2019 14,551,503 7/3/2018 34,871 7/12/2017 1,589 6/2/2017 5,878 4/19/2017 96,158 3/8/2017 88,403 2/3/2017 162,168 12/17/2016 216 12/17/2016 162,264 11/2/2016 76,849 10/8/2016
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