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Learning PowerShell DSC

By : James Pogran
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Learning PowerShell DSC

By: James Pogran

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Learning PowerShell DSC
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Installing software

Time goes on, and your boss is impressed at the speed with which you are able to provision new servers on demand and replace faulty ones as they break. He notices, however, that the response time drops off severely after you hand off the servers to the application team to install the company's custom software. After discussing it with the application team, you are cleared to codify the installation requirements and configuration for the company's application called Apollo and add it to your DSC configuration. Since you've already added the base installation requirements to the DSC configuration script, it's a simple matter to add the MSI installation steps for the Apollo application.

The Apollo application is only supposed to be installed on the app servers, so you need a way to tell DSC to not install it on any other target node. You can create a new Node statement and use the filtering capability of PowerShell, where the statement to select only the target nodes that...