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dsc_contrib (6) Versions 0.6.0

Helpers and previews of DSC functionality

cookbook 'dsc_contrib', '~> 0.6.0'
cookbook 'dsc_contrib', '~> 0.6.0', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install dsc_contrib
knife cookbook site download dsc_contrib
Quality 44%


This cookbook exists to augment the integration of Chef and Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC).

Back-compat for reboot_action

Chef 12.6 introduces a new property to the dsc_resource resource. When the API that is used by dsc_resource to enforce a desired state (the set method), the API returns a boolean noting if the DSC resource requested a reboot to continue.

This request is separate from any other mechanism that is used by components of the Windows operating system to indicate a reboot is needed (but may be in conjunction with one or more of them).

When this API returns that a reboot is requested, the reboot_action property is used to dynamically create a reboot resource. Valid arguments for reboot_action (at this time) are :reboot_now and :request_reboot. These are the same actions as the reboot resource takes.

This allows you to control reboot requests from DSC in a Chef-friendly fashion.

This cookbook adds reboot_action to Chef 12.4.x and 12.5.x.


cim_instance and cim_instance_array

This cookbook adds cim_instance and cim_instance_array helpers to the dsc_resource resource. This helps support embedded CIM instances for DSC resources that require them.

Both cim_instance and cim_instance_array have the first parameter as the cim instance type and the remaining parameter make up a hash table of the properties to be converted into a CIM instance.

The difference between the helper methods is some resources expect a single CIM instance and some expect an array. PowerShell will not cast it a single instance into an array, so we have to specify that.


The ps_module_spec helper allows you to identify which side by side resource to use when multiple exist on a system.

No version specified:

dsc_resource 'blah' do
  module_version ps_module_spec("SomeModule")

Version specified:

dsc_resource 'blah' do
  module_version ps_module_spec("SomeModule", "")



This resource will configure some of the basic LCM settings for use with Chef. There is currenlty only one action - :enable

  • action_after_reboot - defaults to 'StopConfiguration'
  • `certificate_id' - default to $null
  • configuration_mode - defaults to 'ApplyOnly'
  • reboot_node_if_needed - defaults to $false
  • debug_mode - defaults to 'NONE'

Dependent cookbooks

compat_resource >= 12.5

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

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