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DSC resources

 

New DSC resources are available on the PowerShell gallery.  See

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/06/23/dsc-resource-kit-flourishes-as-open-source.aspx

 

for details.

 

Note the comment about DSC resource kit will no longer be published as waves but will be updated on the PowerShell gallery as required.

 

There is also a post showing some examples of writing DSC resources against a singleton instance

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/06/23/want-to-write-a-dsc-resource-where-only-a-single-instance-can-be-configured.aspx

Change to DSC Resource Kit release strategy

The PowerShell team blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2015/02/13/new-and-improved-resource-kit.aspx details the new resources and bug fixes in wave 10 of the DSC resource kit. This is a much smaller release than the of late but includes new resources for initializing and formatting disks

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

 

One point in the “small print” is important to note. This is the last release of these resource as a big zip file for download from the TechNet script gallery. In future these resources will only be available through the PowerShell gallery. Use Find-DscResource to discover the resources available in the gallery and Update-Module & Install-module to get the modules containing resources from the gallery.