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  1. Add maintenance window awareness to DSC / LCM

    Votes from Connect: 17

    Original Date Submitted: 8/13/2015 12:17:49 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: PowerShellDon
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1659904


    Problem Description:
    Suggestion one:

    Add maintenance window awareness to the Local Configuration Manager. Edited via metaconfig, it specifies times when configuration changes are acceptable, when automated reboots are acceptable. Further automates configuration maintenance especially when you're implementing changes vs. correcting drift.

    Suggestion two:

    Add universal "DoNotImplementBefore" and "ImplementBy" settings to DSC resources. Just as "Present=" specifies to add/remove something, these would indicate a date/time for the setting to become valid (e.g., "we want to implement a bunch of changes,…

    142 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Desired State Configuration (DSC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    investigating  ·  Mark Gray responded

    Your votes on this and other features helps us in our feature prioritization.

    Thank you!!

    MarkG

  2. Execute indepenent dsc steps in parallel

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 6/8/2015 2:40:45 PM

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    Handle: aL3891
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1411231


    Problem Description:
    At the moment all dsc resources are executed serially. given that dependencies are allready specified, it would in theory be safe to execute steps in parallel.

    I'm guessing this is planned at some point but i could really use a way to enable parallel execution because I'm using dsc to spin up test environments with a bunch of services and having those being set up in parallel would speed things up considerably.

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    39 votes
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  3. Add MaintenanceWindow paramters to PartialConfiguration DSC

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 12/13/2014 2:03:27 AM

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    Handle: RobCannon
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1053308


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    I would like to a parameter in a PartialConfiguration section to specify a time period.

    Some configurations would always be running and could fix configuration drift. But other configurations (that would cause a service disruption if applied) could be target to only run during a specified maintenance window. The window parameter should allow you to specify a time window and either a day of the week…

    12 votes
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  4. MOF Files Include Authoring Metadata

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 8/20/2014 2:21:09 AM

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    Handle: Aaron Jensen
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 950298


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: No, this is new to the most recent version

    Problem Description:
    When converting configuration blocks to .mof files, they .mof files contain authoring metadata that causes the .mof file's contents and checksum to change, even when none of the configuration in the .mof file has changed. This makes it hard to know when a .mof file's configuration has really changed or not. All .mof files essentially look like they are always changing. This makes…

    7 votes
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  5. Convert Group Policy to use PowerShell DSC

    I think it's time for an overhaul of Group Policy and GP Preferences. You can still keep the GUI to allow everyone to have something familiar, but I would love to see if Group Policy can be converted to start using PowerShell DSC under the hood. I think this would make things much simpler in terms of deployment and wouldn't require logon/logoff or restarts anymore (unless you wanted a script to run at those times). For everything else like IE/Edge settings, registry settings, mapped drives/printers, desktop backgrounds and such I think having everything exposed in PowerShell would both make it…

    22 votes
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