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Announcing PSDesiredStateConfiguration on PowerShell Gallery

Continuing our investment in DSC, we are pleased to announce the release of
PSDesiredStateConfiguration 2.0.5 for DSC as a separate module on PowerShell Gallery. This is in
preparation for publishing previews of the 3.0 version of this module which will have new
capabilities, but also some breaking changes.

DSC is an important platform in configuration management, and we value the feedback we are
receiving from the community. To further the goals of DSC, PSDesiredStateConfiguration module
will no longer be included in the PowerShell package beginning in a future release of PowerShell 7.2
preview. Separating DSC into its own module allows us to invest and develop DSC independent of
PowerShell and reduces the size of the PowerShell package. Users of DSC will enjoy the benefit of
upgrading DSC without the need to upgrade PowerShell, accelerating time to deployment of new DSC
features.

Customers impacted by this change and wishing to remain on DSC v2 can download
PSDesiredStateConfiguration 2.0.5 for Windows PowerShell from the PowerShell Gallery. Customers
working with non-Windows environments can expect cross-platform features in DSC v3. For more
information about DSC and the teams on-going investments for 2021, see
PowerShell Team 2021 Investments

To download PSDesiredStateConfiguration from the PowerShell Gallery:

To install PSDesiredStateConfiguration:

Install-Module -Name PSDesiredStateConfiguration -Repository PSGallery -MaximumVersion 2.99

Warning


Be sure to include the parameter MaximumVersion or you
will receive the latest version of PSDesireStateConfiguration which contains significant
differences.

For more information about DSC v3 and the teams investments for 2021, see
PowerShell Team 2021 Investments

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