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Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration

by Jeff Hicks

This course is designed for Windows IT Pros who are using Windows PowerShell and Desired State Configuration to manage on-premises deployments and configurations of Windows servers

What you'll learn

Deploying Windows servers and managing their configurations can be a difficult task. One technique is to create scripts to set up new servers. Or you can separate the configuration from the implementation and create processes that guarantee a server will always be configured the way you expect with minimal manual effort. In this course, Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration, you’ll learn to manage Windows server configurations with Windows PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC). First, you’ll learn the DSC basics such as creating a simple configuration and deploying it to a server. Next, you’ll discover how to use advanced techniques such as configuration data. Finally, you’ll learn how to leverage DSC in an enterprise setting using a pull server and features such as named configurations. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of DSC needed to manage server configurations of any size organization.

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About the author

Jeffery Hicks is a veteran IT Pro with 30 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT infrastructure consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency. He is a multi-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award. He works today as an independent author, teacher, and consultant. He has been creating Pluralsight content for over 10 years. Jeff has written for numerous online sites and print publications, and speaks frequently at technology confer... more

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