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Managing Configurations with Azure Automation DSC

by Russell Smith

Azure Automation DSC is a cloud-based server management technology. In this course, you will learn how to configure cloud and on-premises servers using Azure Automation DSC.

What you'll learn

PowerShell DSC uses a declarative syntax for easy server configuration, but requires a local infrastructure and doesn't scale well. Azure Automation DSC delivers PowerShell DSC as a cloud service, making it more accessible and manageable. This course, Managing Configurations with Azure Automation DSC, starts off by teaching you how to set up your servers to work with Azure Automation DSC. After that, you'll learn how to upload and compile DSC configurations. Finally, the course will wrap up teaching you how to manage the solution using role-based access control (RBAC) and reporting features. By the end of this course, you'll be able to use simple DSC configurations to configure your cloud and on-premises Windows Servers.

Table of contents

Course Overview
Onboarding a Windows Server Node Using the Azure Automation DSC Extension

About the author

Russell Smith specializes in the management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems. In addition to being a Contributing Editor at the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Russell blogs for Netwrix, and is an instructor at Pluralsight. Russell has more than 14 years of experience in IT, and has written a book on Windows security, co-authored one for Microsoft's Official Academic Course (MOAC) series, and was a regular contributor at Windows IT Professional magazine.

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