DSC WindowsProcess Resource

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 5.0

The ProcessSet resource in Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) provides a mechanism to configure processes on a target node. This resource is a composite resource that calls the WindowsProcess resource for each group specified in the GroupName parameter.


WindowsProcess [string] #ResourceName
    Arguments = [string]
    Path = [string]
    [ Credential = [PSCredential] ]
    [ Ensure = [string] { Absent | Present }  ]
    [ StandardOutputPath = [string] ]
    [ StandardErrorPath = [string] ]
    [ StandardInputPath = [string] ]
    [ WorkingDirectory = [string] ]
    [ DependsOn = [string[]] ]


Property Description
Arguments A string that contains arguments to pass to the process as-is. If you need to pass several arguments, put them all in this string.
Path The paths to the process executables. If these are the names of the executable files (not fully qualified paths), the DSC resource will search the environment Path variable ($env:Path) to find the files. If the values of this property are fully qualified paths, DSC will not use the Path environment variable to find the files, and will throw an error if any of the paths do not exist. Relative paths are not allowed.
Credential Indicates the credentials for starting the process.
Ensure Specifies whether the processes exists. Set this property to "Present" to ensure that the process exists. Otherwise, set it to "Absent". The default is "Present".
StandardErrorPath The path to which the processes write standard error. Any existing file there will be overwritten.
StandardInputPath The stream from which the process receives standard input.
StandardOutputPath The path of the file to which the processes write standard output. Any existing file there will be overwritten.
WorkingDirectory The location used as the current working directory for the processes.
DependsOn Indicates that the configuration of another resource must run before this resource is configured. For example, if the ID of the resource configuration script block that you want to run first is ResourceName and its type is _ResourceType, the syntax for using this property is DependsOn = "[ResourceType]ResourceName" .