Configuration Wizard - NEW

The Configuration Wizard is an web-based helper to create DSC Configurations without the need to code.

To use the Configuration Wizard simply click on the Create Configuration button on the upper left side.

The Configuration Wizard will load.

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The Wizard has 3 functions that you can choose from:

Configuration Settings

This is the main window where the name of the configuration, the description and the tags are configured. You can also choose to add Resources and Group Policy settings. In the lower window you can find a list of configured items.

Summary

The summary shows information about the used modules, how many resources where configured and the amount of parameters. The Details View shows the configured resources and parameters in detail.

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The Summary view is empty until you have added configuration settings.

Versions

The version tab shows a history of the created Configurations. You can download each version as ps1 for documentation purposes or to use the Configuration without a backend.

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The first version of a Configuration always starts with 0.1.0 and every additional configuration is versioned in increments of 0.0.1. The versions tab shows the version of a Configuration after it is saved for the first time. Until that it is empty.

Save

Saves the created Configuration.

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You can add a description that will be shown in the versions tab. The first version of a configuration is always set active, all other versions need to be explicitly set active in order to be applied.

Click on Save to create the configuration.

By hitting the Save button a Docker Container is started in the backend that loads all necessary modules and creates the Configuration. This process takes a few minutes until the resulting Configuration is assignable and downloadable.

Create Configurations

You now need to insert a name for the Configuration and a description if you like. Tags can alos be assigned to the configuration.

In the next step you have the option to add Configuration items from a DSC Resources Wizard or from Group Policies.

Add Resources

Choose the Add Resources button to open the Resources Wizard.

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Choose from one of the existing modules.

if you are missing a module simply download it from the PSGallery and add it via the Modules area. It should be available shortly after the upload.

In the next step choose the version of the module.

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You can upload the same module with different versions. All available versions can be selected.

Then choose a resource and choose and insert the mandatory values and all the others you might want to configure.

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Click Save to add the resource to your Configuration.

Another method to add configuration items is the Group Policy Wizard.

Use Group Policies

You can choose settings from Group Polices to create your Configuration.

Choose the Use Group Policies button to open the Grouo Policy Wizard.

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In the next step configure the Group Policy setting.

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Do this for all settings you want to integrate. You can check the already configured items in the Summary tab. Details can be shown by clicking on the Show configured Parameters link.

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Click on Close to finish editing Group Policy settings. You should now see your configured settings in the Configuration Settings.

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