Applies to: Windows PowerShell 5.0
DSCAutomationHostEnabled registry key
DSC uses the DSCAutomationHostEnabled registry key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies to enable configuration of the machine at initial boot-up. DSCAutomationHostEnabled supports three modes:
|0||Disable configuring the machine at boot-up.|
|1||Enable configuring the machine at boot-up.|
|2||Enable configuring the machine only if DSC is in pending or current state. This is the default value.|
For an example of how to use this feature to run configurations at initial boot-up, see Configure a virtual machines at initial boot-up by using DSC.