Practical Desired State Configuration (DSC)

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.
Course info
Rating
(24)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 10, 2016
Duration
3h 1m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction and Lab Setup
Using Custom Resources in Your Configurations
Securing DSC: Credentials
Securing DSC: The Pull Server
Building and Administering Active Directory with DSC
Setting up Windows Event Forwarding with DSC
Description
Course info
Rating
(24)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 10, 2016
Duration
3h 1m
Description

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.

About the author
About the author

Josh Duffney is an IT Professional turned PowerShell Developer who is fascinated by all things DevOps and automation. He is a Pluralsight author, speaker, blogger, technical writer, and an automation engineer.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, I'm Josh Duffney, and welcome to my course Practical Desired State Configuration. If you haven't already noticed, the way that you manage Windows Server is radically changing. It has shifted from point click GUI tools to defining your infrastructure as code. Desired State Configuration is the future of managing and administering Windows Server. In this course, you'll learn how to apply DCS to real world scenarios. You start off by learning how to expand DSC beyond its built-in resources. Next you learn how to secure DSC followed by two real world examples of using DSC, building and administering Active Directory and setting up Windows Event Forwarding with DSC. By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to start using DSC in your environments. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Windows PowerShell and have some fundamental knowledge of what Desired State Configuration is and how to write DSC configurations. Join me in saying goodbye to server build checklists and hello to DSC configurations that define the instate of your infrastructure.