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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Install-Module -Name PSDscResources -RequiredVersion

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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

* Archive:
   * Added handling of directory archive entries that end with a foward slash
   * Removed formatting of LastWriteTime timestamp and updated comparison of timestamps to handle dates in different formats
* WindowsProcess:
   * Fix unreliable tests
* Updated Test-IsNanoServer to return false if Get-ComputerInfo fails
* Registry:
   * Fixed bug when using the full registry drive name (e.g. HKEY\_LOCAL\_MACHINE) and using a key name that includes a drive with forward slashes (e.g. C:/)

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated 292,707 6/26/2019 26,665 5/15/2019 120,639 2/20/2019 10,423,566 7/3/2018 (current version) 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