Get more providers for PowerShell DSC

Get more providers for PowerShell DSC

Q. Where can I get more configuration providers for PowerShell Desired State Configuration?

A. There are many sites and communities that create new DSC configuration providers however a very easy way to extend the built-in 12 is via the DSC Resource Kits which at time of writing is at wave 10. Simply download the resource kit and uncompress the subfolders to your modules path and you instantly add hundreds of new configuration providers such as SQL, Exchange, System Center and more to your DSC.

Download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/DSC-Resource-Kit-All-c449312d and extract to $env:ProgramFiles\WindowsPowerShell\Modules  (e.g. C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules). Make sure you navigate into All Resources in the downloaded zip file and restore the sub-folders to the Modules folder otherwise they will not work. Once installed you should see the new DSC providers via the Get-DscResource cmdlet.

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