This module contains the standard DSC resources.

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DesiredStateConfiguration DSC DSCResourceKit DSCResource


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


This module has no dependencies.

Release Notes

* Updated manifest to include both WindowsOptionalFeature and WindowsOptionalFeatureSet instead of just WindowsOptionalFeature twice

* WindowsFeature:
   * Added Catch to ignore RuntimeException when importing ServerManager module. This solves the issue described [here](
   * Updated unit tests.   
* Added WindowsProcess
* CommonTestHelper:
   * Added Get-AppVeyorAdministratorCredential.
   * Added Set-StrictMode -"Latest" and $errorActionPreference -"Stop".
* Service:
   * Updated resource module, unit tests, integration tests, and examples to reflect the changes made in xPSDesiredStateConfiguration.
* Group:
   * Updated resource module, examples, and integration tests to reflect the changes made in xPSDesiredStateConfiguration.
* Added Script.
* Added GroupSet, ServiceSet, WindowsFeatureSet, WindowsOptionalFeatureSet, and ProcessSet.
* Added Set-StrictMode -"Latest" and $errorActionPreference -"Stop" to Group, Service, User, WindowsFeature, WindowsOptionalFeature, WindowsPackageCab.
* Fixed bug in WindowsFeature in which is was checking the "Count" property of an object that was not always an array.
* Cleaned Group and Service resources and tests.
* Added Registry.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated 292,707 6/26/2019 26,665 5/15/2019 120,639 2/20/2019 10,424,180 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 (current version) 162,089 12/17/2016 142 12/17/2016 162,193 11/2/2016 76,768 10/8/2016
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