Local Configuration Manager (LCM) in Powershell Desired State Configuration (DSC) in WMF 5.0

Local Configuration Manager (LCM) for Powershell Desired State Configuration (DSC) in WMF 5.0

Local Configuration Manager 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.

The following command can be executed on each of the DSC versions to view the Local Configuration Manager settings 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 Local Configuration Manager and making it a really powershell agent for Configuration and deployment management.

We will deep-dive into each of these properties to know how they work and impact the configurations and their execution.

Stay tuned!!

Cheers to DSC !!


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