Introduced with Windows Server 2012 R2 and continuing through Windows 8.1 and beyond, DSC is a cutting edge technology based on PowerShell which allows admins to define and deploy Windows configurations faster than ever before. It's not just a token feature—it's ridiculously powerful, enabling users to manage files, registry settings, processes, services, user accounts, packages, and more in an automated fashion.
UpGuard's translation engine supports DSC, allowing administrators to export their well-configured machines as DSC files in an instant without having to know any PowerShell at all. Our web-based interface catalogs everything about your machine configurations—just click on what matters to you and send it through UpGuard's translation engine to produce DSC files. It's never been this easy to get started with automation.
We've baked support for DSC directly into UpGuard as a core feature. Have a look at the demonstration below, and if you'd like to give it a shot yourself, UpGuard is completely free for up to 10 nodes.
We recently visited Microsoft TechEd Europe to give a live demonstration of not only UpGuard, but how seamlessly it integrates with PowerShell DSC. Wanna give it a try for yourself? Be our guest—it's free.