DSC Resources

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows PowerShell 5.0

Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resources provide the building blocks for a DSC configuration. A resource exposes properties that can be configured (schema) and contains the PowerShell script functions that the Local Configuration Manager (LCM) calls to "make it so".

A resource can model something as generic as a file or as specific as an IIS server setting. Groups of like resources are combined in to a DSC Module, which organizes all the required files in to a structure that is portable and includes metadata to identify how the resources are intended to be used.

The following topics describe DSC resources: