This module is meant to assist with the development and testing of DSC Resources.

Minimum PowerShell version


Installation Options

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Install-Module -Name xDSCResourceDesigner -RequiredVersion

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DesiredStateConfiguration DSC DSCResourceKit DSCResource


New-xDscResourceProperty New-xDscResource Update-xDscResource Test-xDscResource Test-xDscSchema Import-xDscSchema


This module has no dependencies.

Release Notes

* Added support for Codecov.
* Fix Test-xDscSchema failing to call `Remove-WmiObject` on PowerShell Core.
 The cmdlet `Remove-WmiObject` was removed from the code, instead the
 temporary CIM class is now removed by using mofcomp.exe and the
 preprocessor command [pragma deleteclass](https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa392751(v=vs.85).aspx)
 (issue 67).

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated 133,491 10/30/2019 102,520 7/25/2018 (current version) 1,889 6/13/2018 1,969 5/2/2018 55,210 5/18/2016 1,707 3/31/2016 1,259 2/3/2016 3,028 10/15/2015 985 7/24/2015 208 6/9/2015 149 5/2/2015 45 4/24/2015 185 12/18/2014 94 7/22/2014
1.1.1 92 5/13/2014
1.1 29 4/8/2014