Troubleshooting Azure Virtual Machine DSC Extension

If you joined me yesterday in Advanced Use of Azure Virtual Machine DSC Extensions, you saw how I created an advanced Desired State Configuration (DSC) file to configure my Azure VM. Taking parameter input means I can reuse my DSC file across different machines and different environments. Today I want to spend some time talking […]

New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment : AuthenticationFailed

Update: More information about the Azure Resource Group project deployment script (Deploy-AzureResourceGroup.ps1) which is used by default in Visual Studio can be found here The article gives a complete overview of what this script is doing and how it can be used outside the Visual Studio context. Very informative! Azure Resource Manager templates & DSC […]

Great start for DSC: The DSC Book

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Importing module MSFT_xDSCWebService failed with error

When you receive the following error “Importing module MSFT_xDSCWebService failed with error” while running start-DscConfiguration you have to: Copy the XpsDesiredStateConfiguration module from C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules to C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules Rename or remove the XpsDesiredStateConfiguration module from C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Module  

Perfect Desired State Configuration Start (MVA)

Are you keeping up with PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)? It’s one of the fastest-moving technologies today. But more than that, it literally transforms how IT Implementers deploy and manage on-premises resources and those extended to hybrid and other cloud environments for both Windows and Linux. Get a solid foundation with this course, and build on it […]