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Practical Desired State Configuration (DSC)

by Josh Duffney

Desired State Configuration is the future of administering Windows servers. This course will teach you how to get started using DSC by providing you with practical real world examples of DSC in action.

What you'll learn

The way you are expected to manage and administer Windows servers is changing. In this course, Practical Desired State Configuration (DSC), you'll learn how to use Desired State Configuration by applying it to several real-world scenarios. First, you'll learn how to expand DSC beyond its built-in resources by learning about custom DSC resources. Next, you'll learn how to secure DSC. Then, you'll learn how to build and administer Active Directory with DSC. Lastly, you'll learn how to set up and configure Windows Event forwarding with DSC. When you've finished this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge required to securely bring DSC into your environments.

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About the author

Josh Duffney is a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, where he works on the cloud-native team. He is a former Microsoft MVP and ex-SRE at Stack Overflow. Josh has a strong focus on Golang, building DevOps tools, and securing software. As a Pluralsight author, Josh shares his expertise in these areas, helping others develop their skills and achieve their goals.

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