Desired State Configuration, or DSC, is introduced in this video as a feature of Windows Server 2016 designed to maintain a constant configuration of a Windows Server. Learn about the idempotent configurations, the virtual resources, and the Local Configuration Manager that maintain this reliable environment.
- [Instructor] So far in this course,…we've taken a look at installing and managing…roles and features on a Windows 2016 Server,…and I wanted to introduce you to one more feature…of Server 2016.…It's very powerful,…and it is a bit advanced at this stage in the game,…but I wanted to at least introduce it in concept.…It's called Desired State Configuration,…and it's an addition to PowerShell.…It's a wonderful tool.…It's more than a tool, really, it's more of an environment…that can make sure that the configuration that you set…is the configuration that stays.…
Using this feature, you create scripts…that define exactly how your Server will be configured…and DSC will make sure that the Server stays that way.…The new vocabulary that I learned…when I started diving into DSC is idempotent.…The word means unchanged.…Picture a scenario where you script the…addition and configuration of all of your roles…and your entire Server environment.…Every block is in place, it's exactly where you want it.…
It's now done and it works.…
AuthorScott M Burrell
- Installing from a disk or image
- Using the Desktop Experience
- Installing Windows Server from a network
- Working with command-line IPv4 vs. IPv6
- NIC teaming
- Managing roles
- Adding features
- Managing storage
- Working with virtual hard disks and remote volumes
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Install
2. Configure Network Environment
3. Manage Roles and Features
4. Manage Storage
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