Cmdlets for Powershell Desired State Configuration (DSC) in WMF 5.0

Desired state Configuration is coming off a long way and I personally think it still has a long way to go. However, with its latest and current February 2015 release there are many new interesting features compared to its earlier preview release. Infact, many of the features featuring in November 2014 release have now stabled.

One of the features that keeps on getting more is the support of cmdlets for managing DSC. In this new release there are as many as 18 cmdlets which is more than double from its first release in WMF 4.0.

The following command can be executed on each of the DSC versions to view the cmdlets available.

Following will be results in different WMF versions

In WMF 4.0 version, following commands were available


In WMF 5.0 version of November 2014 release, the commands were


And in its February 2015 preview release, they are


You can see that the features and functionalities provided are ever increasing to DSC full featured configuration management and deployment framework with enough commands at the hands of the DevOps people.

Cheers to DSC !!


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