Analyst Webcast: Visibility for Incident Response: A Review of Forescout 8.1 – August 13, 2019 1:00pm US/Eastern

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Speakers: Don Murdoch

Recently Forescout updated its multifaceted IT/OT network device visibility and control platform to enhance the product’s long-standing reputation for handling network admission controls. In this review, SANS analyst and instructor Don Murdoch digs into the product’s capabilities and explores these key areas:

  • Device discovery
  • Auto classification
  • Risk assessment
  • Automating security controls
  • Scalability/flexibility

Register today to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by security expert Don Murdoch.

VMware 4.1 a 5.5 HP Proliant 350 g5

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Thank you very much for reading my concern, I am taking a project from a company that has a team 8 years ago, HP Proliant 350 g5 and have VMware ESXi 4.1.0-260247 installed, we need to install Windows Server 2016, but with this release we cannot install , we have an original license but for 8 years, a new one must be purchased to be able to install updates, this HP Proliant is supported by the next updates, as far as I can update 5.1, 5.5 ??? thank you very much for your help?

 

There is some risk when updating, all the commercial infrastructure of the company is there in those virtual machines.?.Thank.

Cheat Sheet Microsoft MS-201 Questions Bank – Shortcut To Success

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Pass Microsoft MS-201 Exam – A Guaranteed Way Towards Bright Career!

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Special Webcast: Neighborhood Keeper: A Collaborative Initiative for Our ICS Community – August 8, 2019 10:30am US/Eastern

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Speakers: Rob Lee and Matt Bodman

Neighborhood Keeper is a DOE sponsored program run by Dragos, Inc. in collaboration with Idaho National Labs, E-ISAC, Southern Company, Ameren, and First Energy. The program takes the Dragos Platform technology and gets it to a low cost for smaller infrastructure sites such as some co-ops and municipalities and then shares intelligence and insights from the OT/ICS networks with the community.

The initiative is available to all sectors and Dragos Platform customers can also opt-in for free.

This presentation will introduce the Neighborhood Keeper program, give the latest updates, and talk about a number of the community members whove already signed up and their lessons learned.

Preview Release of the new AWS Tools for PowerShell

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In 2012 we announced the first version of the AWS Tools for PowerShell module for Windows PowerShell, containing around 550 cmdlets supporting 20 or so services. In the years since, the growth of AWS has expanded the module to almost 6000 cmdlets spanning 160+ services, plus an additional (but identical) module for users of PowerShell 6 or higher that is capable of being run cross-platform.

There are downsides to putting all those cmdlets into a single module (AWSPowerShell for PowerShell v2 through v5.1 on Windows, AWSPowerShell.NetCore for PowerShell v6 or higher on Windows, macOS, and Linux). First, the import time of the modules has grown significantly. On my 8th Gen Core i7 laptop the time to import either module has grown beyond 25 seconds. Second, the team discovered an issue with listing all of the cmdlets in the module manifests and subsequently had to revert to specifying ‘*’ for the CmdletsToExport manifest property. This prevents PowerShell from determining the cmdlets in the modules until they are explicitly imported, impacting tab completion of cmdlet names.

In my shell profile I use the Set-AWSCredential and Set-DefaultAWSRegion cmdlets to set an initial scope for my shells. Thus I have to first explicitly import the module and then wait for the shell to become usable. This slow load time is obviously unsustainable, even more so when writing AWS Lambda functions in PowerShell when we particularly want a fast startup time.

Announcing the Refactored AWS Tools for PowerShell Modules (Preview)
Today the team released a new set of modules to the PowerShell Gallery to address this issue. These modules are in preview so that the team can gather your feedback (good or bad) which we hope you’ll give!

In the preview release each AWS service now has its own PowerShell module, all depending on a common shared module named AWS.Tools.Common (this is the same modular approach that we take with the AWS SDK for .NET on NuGet). This has a number of implications:

  • Instead of downloading and installing a single large module for all services, you can now install only the modules for services you actually need. The common module will be installed automatically when you install a service-specific module.
  • You no longer need to explicitly import any of the preview modules before use, as the CmdletsToExport manifest property for each module is now properly specified.
  • The versioning strategy for the new modules currently follows the AWSPowerShell and AWSPowerShell.NetCore modules. The strategy is detailed on the team’s GitHub repository notice for the preview and we welcome your feedback on it.
  • Shell startup time is fast! On the same system I noted earlier the load time for my command shells is now between 1 and 2 seconds on average. The only change to my shell profile was to remove the explicit module import.

The new modules follow the name pattern AWS.Tools.ServiceName. In some cases the more common contraction is used for the name. For example:

  • AWS.Tools.EC2
  • AWS.Tools.S3
  • AWS.Tools.DirectoryService
  • AWS.Tools.ElasticLoadBalancingV2
  • AWS.Tools.Polly
  • AWS.Tools.Rekognition
  • etc

If you are writing PowerShell functions for AWS Lambda, be sure to update your script dependencies (using the #Requires statement) to use the new modules. You also need to add a #Requires statement for the common module. For example if I am writing a Lambda function in PowerShell that uses Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) then I need to add the following two statements to my function’s script file:

#Requires -Modules @{ModuleName='AWS.Tools.Common';ModuleVersion='3.3.563.0'}
#Requires -Modules @{ModuleName='AWS.Tools.S3';ModuleVersion='3.3.563.0'}

Mandatory Parameters
The team has also addressed another long-standing and popular request from users – that of marking parameters as mandatory. Mandatory parameters are a great feature of PowerShell, helping guide users who are unfamiliar with APIs, and we’re very pleased to now be in a position to support them. The marking of mandatory parameters is dependent on data in the service models so if you discover any issues please let the team know in the link at the end of this post so that they can investigate and have the service models corrected if need be.

Other Preview Changes
The development team has also taken the opportunity to remove some old and obsolete cmdlets. If you need to use any of these removed cmdlets you will need to continue using the existing modules for the time being, but be sure to raise an issue on GitHub so that the team can consider supporting them in the new version:

  • CloudHSM (HSM) is removed in favor of CloudHSMV2 (HSM2)
  • ElasticLoadBalancing (ELB) is removed in favor of ElasticLoadBalancingV2 (ELB2)
  • CloudWatchEvents (CWE) is removed in favor of EventBridge (EVB)
  • KinesisAnalytics (KINA) is removed in favor of KinesisAnalyticsV2 (KINA2)

What happens to the AWSPowerShell and AWSPowerShell.NetCore modules?

Nothing! These modules will remain and will be updated in sync with the preview for the foreseeable future. Backwards compatibility is taken very seriously at AWS and we don’t want to deter use of these modules until we know the community is happy with the replacements.

Note that you cannot mix the two different sets of modules. For example if you have the AWSPowerShell (or AWSPowerShell.NetCore) module loaded then an attempt to load modules from the preview will fail with an error.

Get involved!

The new preview modules are now available in the PowerShell Gallery and more details about the release can be found in Matteo’s notice on GitHub. The development team is eager to hear your feedback on the preview – do you like (or not like) the new modular format? Have you encountered any issues with the new support for marking mandatory parameters? Any other backwards compatibility issues you’ve found? Thoughts on the versioning strategy that should be adopted? Be sure to let them know on their GitHub issues repository!

— Steve

 

AWS Lake Formation – Now Generally Available

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As soon as companies started to have data in digital format, it was possible for them to build a data warehouse, collecting data from their operational systems, such as Customer relationship management (CRM) and Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and use this information to support their business decisions.

The reduction in costs of storage, together with an even greater reduction in complexity for managing large quantities of data, made possible by services such as Amazon S3, has allowed companies to retain more information, including raw data that is not structured, such as logs, images, video, and scanned documents.

This is the idea of a data lake: to store all your data in one, centralized repository, at any scale. We are seeing this approach with customers like Netflix, Zillow, NASDAQ, Yelp, iRobot, FINRA, and Lyft. They can run their analytics on this larger dataset, from simple aggregations to complex machine learning algorithms, to better discover patterns in their data and understand their business.

Last year at re:Invent we introduced in preview AWS Lake Formation, a service that makes it easy to ingest, clean, catalog, transform, and secure your data and make it available for analytics and machine learning. I am happy to share that Lake Formation is generally available today!

With Lake Formation you have a central console to manage your data lake, for example to configure the jobs that move data from multiple sources, such as databases and logs, to your data lake. Having such a large and diversified amount of data makes configuring the right access permission also critical. You can secure access to metadata in the Glue Data Catalog and data stored in S3 using a single set of granular data access policies defined in Lake Formation. These policies allow you to define table and column-level data access.

One thing I like the most of Lake Formation is that it works with your data already in S3! You can easily register your existing data with Lake Formation, and you don’t need to change existing processes loading your data to S3. Since data remains in your account, you have full control.

You can also use Glue ML Transforms to easily deduplicate your data. Deduplication is important to reduce the amount of storage you need, but also to make analyzing your data more efficient because you don’t have neither the overhead nor the possible confusion of looking at the same data twice. This problem is trivial if duplicate records can be identified by a unique key, but becomes very challenging when you have to do a “fuzzy match”. A similar approach can be used for record linkage, that is when you are looking for similar items in different tables, for example to do a “fuzzy join” of two databases that do not share a unique key.

In this way, implementing a data lake from scratch is much faster, and managing a data lake is much easier, making these technologies available to more customers.

Creating a Data Lake
Let’s build a data lake using the Lake Formation console. First I register the S3 buckets that are going to be part of my data lake. Then I create a database and grant permission to the IAM users and roles that I am going to use to manage my data lake. The database is registered in the Glue Data Catalog and holds the metadata required to analyze the raw data, such as the structure of the tables that are going to be automatically generated during data ingestion.

Managing permissions is one of the most complex tasks for a data lake. Consider for example the huge amount of data that can be part of it, the sensitive, mission-critical nature of some of the data, and the different structured, semi-structured, and unstructured formats in which data can reside. Lake Formation makes it easier with a central location where you can give IAM users, roles, groups, and Active Directory users (via federation) access to databases, tables, optionally allowing or denying access to specific columns within a table.

To simplify data ingestion, I can use blueprints that create the necessary workflows, crawlers and jobs on AWS Glue for common use cases. Workflows enable orchestration of your data loading workloads by building dependencies between Glue entities, such as triggers, crawlers and jobs, and allow you to track visually the status of the different nodes in the workflows on the console, making it easier to monitor progress and troubleshoot issues.

Database blueprints help load data from operational databases. For example, if you have an e-commerce website, you can ingest all your orders in your data lake. You can load a full snapshot from an existing database, or incrementally load new data. In case of an incremental load, you can select a table and one or more of its columns as bookmark keys (for example, a timestamp in your orders) to determine previously imported data.

Log file blueprints simplify ingesting logging formats used by Application Load Balancers, Elastic Load Balancers, and AWS CloudTrail. Let’s see how that works more in depth.

Security is always a top priority, and I want to be able to have a forensic log of all management operations across my account, so I choose the CloudTrail blueprint. As source, I select a trail collecting my CloudTrail logs from all regions into an S3 bucket. In this way, I’ll be able to query account activity across all my AWS infrastructure. This works similarly for a larger organization having multiple AWS accounts: they just need, when configuring the trail in the CloudTrial console, to apply the trail to their whole organization.

I then select the target database, and the S3 location for the data lake. As data format I use Parquet, a columnar storage format that will make querying the data faster and cheaper. The import frequency can be hourly to monthly, with the option to choose the day of the week and the time. For now, I want to run the workflow on demand. I can do that from the console or programmatically, for example using any AWS SDK or the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI).

Finally, I give the workflow a name, the IAM role to use during execution, and a prefix for the tables that will be automatically created by this workflow.

I start the workflow from the Lake Formation console and select to view the workflow graph. This opens the AWS Glue console, where I can visually see the steps of the workflow and monitor the progress of this run.

When the workflow is completed a new table is available in my data lake database. The source data remain as logs in the S3 bucket output of CloudTrail, but now I have them consolidated, in Parquet format and partitioned by date, in my data lake S3 location. To optimize costs, I can set up an S3 lifecycle policy that automatically expires data in the source S3 bucket after a safe amount of time has passed.

Securing Access to the Data Lake
Lake Formation provides secure and granular access to data stores in the data lake, via a new grant/revoke permissions model that augments IAM policies. It is simple to set up these permissions, for example using the console:

I simply select the IAM user or role I want to grant access to. Then I select the database and optionally the tables and the columns I want to provide access to. It is also possible to select which type of access to provide. For this demo, simple select permissions are sufficient.

Accessing the Data Lake
Now I can query the data using tools like Amazon Athena or Amazon Redshift. For example, I open the query editor in the Athena console. First, I want to use my new data lake to look into which source IP addresses are most common in my AWS Account activity:

SELECT sourceipaddress, count(*)
FROM my_trail_cloudtrail
GROUP BY  sourceipaddress
ORDER BY  2 DESC;

Looking at the result of the query, you can see which are the AWS API endpoints that I use the most. Then, I’d like to check which user identity types are used. That is an information stored in JSON format inside one of the columns. I can use some of the JSON functions available with Amazon Athena to get that information in my SQL statements:

SELECT json_extract_scalar(useridentity, '$.type'), count(*)
FROM "mylake"."my_trail_cloudtrail"
GROUP BY  json_extract_scalar(useridentity, '$.type')
ORDER BY  2 DESC;

Most of the times, AWS services are the ones creating activities in my trail. These queries are just an example, but give me quickly a deeper insight in what is happening in my AWS account.

Think of what could be a similar impact for your business! Using database and logs blueprints, you can quickly create workflows to ingest data from multiple sources within your organization, set the right permission at column level of who can have access to any information collected, clean and prepare your data using machine learning transforms, and correlate and visualize the information using tools like Amazon Athena, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon QuickSight.

Customizing Data Access with Column-Level Permissions
In order to follow data privacy guidelines and compliance, the mission-critical data stored in a data lake requires to create custom views for different stakeholders inside the company. Let’s compare the visibility of two IAM users in my AWS account, one that has full permissions on a table, and one that has only select access to a subset of the columns of the same table.

I already have a user with full access to the table containing my CloudTrail data, it’s called danilop. I create a new limitedview IAM user and I give it access to the Athena console. In the Lake Formation console, I only give this new user select permissions on three of the columns.

To verify the different access to the data in the table, I log in with one user at a time and go to the Athena console. On the left I can explore which tables and columns the logged-in user can see in the Glue Data Catalog. Here’s a comparison for the two users, side-by-side:

The limited user has access only to the three columns that I explicitly configured, and to the four columns used for partitioning the table, whose access is required to see any data. When I query the table in the Athena console with a select * SQL statement, logged in as the limitedview user, I only see data from those seven columns:

Available Now
There is no additional cost in using AWS Lake Formation, you pay for the use of the underlying services such as Amazon S3 and AWS Glue. One of the core benefits of Lake Formation are the security policies it is introducing. Previously you had to use separate policies to secure data and metadata access, and these policies only allowed table-level access. Now you can give access to each user, from a central location, only to the the columns they need to use.

AWS Lake Formation is now available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). Redshift integration with Lake Formation requires Redshift cluster version 1.0.8610 or higher, your clusters should have been automatically updated by the time you read this. Support for Apache Spark with Amazon EMR will follow over the next few months.

I only scratched the surface of what you can do with Lake Formation. Building and managing a data lake for your business is now much easier, let me know how you are using these new capabilities!

Danilo

Special Webcast: SANS Introduction to Python Course – August 8, 2019 3:30pm US/Eastern

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Speakers: Mark Baggett

SEC573 Automating Information Security with Python is SANS tremendously popular six-day course that will give you the programming skills that are so highly sought after in todays work place. The course is designed to teach you not only to code, but also show you the practical application of those skills in forensics, defensive and offensive applications. pyWars is SEC573’s unique self-paced hands-on approach to learning. pyWars makes it fun and educational to learn to code across a wide variety of skill sets and to use those skills to solve real world problems. If you are interested in learning to code, but youre not willing to jump straight into the full six-day course, I have a new option for you.

I’ve started teaching a two-day introductory workshop at various events. After great success at this years RSA conference SANS has decided to offer this two-day workshop at two additional venues this year. This course is not offered at our normal SANS conference. You can only take this special, limited-run two-day workshop at this years Wild West Hack Fest or at BSidesAugusta. But this raises some good questions. What is the difference between the two-day workshop and the six-day class? What is the overlap? Who should take the class? How do I get the most bang for my buck and truly develop hardcore code skills? Join me for this talk where I will answer all these questions and more!

To register for either two-day workshop click here: https://www.sans.org/course/essentials-automating-information-security-with-python

Analyst Webcast: How to Protect Enterprise Systems with Cloud-Based Firewalls – August 8, 2019 1:00pm US/Eastern

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Speakers: Kevin Garvey and David Aiken

As organizations begin their migrations to the cloud, security needs to meet the evolving challenges. Cloud-based firewalls are a key part of those security plans. In this pre-recorded webcast, SANS analyst Kevin Garvey explores key features of cloud-based firewalls and how they differ from more traditional firewalls, the ease with which organizations can manage firewalls in AWS, and advanced features of firewalls that are of significant value to users’ organizations.

Specifically, attendees will learn how:

  • Web filtering, network logging, intrusion detection and prevention systems, single sign-on and authentication support, and deep packet inspection function in a cloud-based environment
  • Easily they can manage firewalls through APIs, AWS CloudFormation and independent software vendors
  • Features such as behavioral threat detection and next-generation analytics can enhance the security that firewalls provide
  • A firewall can be deployed and advanced features enabled in an EC2 instance

Register today to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Kevin Garvey.

Mock Test CompTIA 220-1002 Exam Questions – Pass With Money-Back Guarantee

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DSC Resource Kit Release July 2019

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We just released the DSC Resource Kit!

This release includes updates to 11 DSC resource modules. In the past 6 weeks, 96 pull requests have been merged and 45 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community!

The modules updated in this release are:

  • ActiveDirectoryDsc
  • ActiveDirectoryCSDsc
  • ComputerManagementDsc
  • SecurityPolicyDsc
  • SharePointDsc
  • SqlServerDsc
  • StorageDsc
  • xDnsServer
  • xExchange
  • xPSDesiredStateConfiguration
  • xWebAdministration

For a detailed list of the resource modules and fixes in this release, see the Included in this Release section below.

Our latest community call for the DSC Resource Kit was last Wednesday, July 31. A recording of the call is posted on the PowerShell YouTube channel. You can join us for the next call at 12PM (Pacific time) on August 28th to ask questions and give feedback about your experience with the DSC Resource Kit.

The next DSC Resource Kit release will be on Wednesday, September 8.

We strongly encourage you to update to the newest version of all modules using the PowerShell Gallery, and don’t forget to give us your feedback in the comments below, on GitHub, or on Twitter (@PowerShell_Team)!

Please see our documentation here for information on the support of these resource modules.

Included in this Release

You can see a detailed summary of all changes included in this release in the table below. For past release notes, go to the README.md or CHANGELOG.md file on the GitHub repository page for a specific module (see the How to Find DSC Resource Modules on GitHub section below for details on finding the GitHub page for a specific module).

Module Name Version Release Notes
ActiveDirectoryCSDsc 4.0.0.0
  • BREAKING CHANGE: ActiveDirectoryCSDsc module minimum requirements updated to WMF 5.0 because newly added AdcsCertificateAuthoritySettings resource requires WMF 5.0.
  • Added new resource AdcsCertificateAuthoritySettings – see Issue 13.
  • Added new resource AdcsTemplate.
  • Replaced switch blocks with if blocks for evaluating “Ensure” parameter because switch was missing break – fixes Issue 87.
  • Added Comment Based Help for New-NotImplementedException common function.
  • Moved code to create the user account for use in integration test into a CommonTestHelper.psm1 function.
  • Removed user account creation code from AppVeyor.yml and into integration tests themselves to make tests execution easier.
  • Updated user account creation code to use local user/group management Powershell cmdlets available in WMF 5.1 – fixes Issue 24.
  • AdcsCertificationAuthority:
    • Integration tests updated to create test user account in administrators group to make test execution easier.
ActiveDirectoryDsc 4.0.0.0
    The change log length exceeds the allowable limit for PowerShell Gallery. For detailed information about the changes to each resource, see the changelog.md file in the GitHub repo.

  • Changes to ActiveDirectoryDsc
  • Changes to ADManagedServiceAccount
  • Changes to ADComputer
  • Changes to ADOrganizationalUnit
  • Changes to ADUser
  • Changes to ADDomain
  • Changes to ADServicePrincipalName
  • Changes to ADDomainTrust
  • Changes to WaitForADDomain
  • Changes to ADDomainController
  • Changes to ADObjectPermissionEntry
  • Changes to ADGroup
  • Changes to ADDomainDefaultPasswordPolicy
ComputerManagementDsc 6.5.0.0
  • Computer:
    • Fix for “directory service is busy” error when joining a domain and renaming a computer when JoinOU is specified – Fixes Issue 221.
  • Added new resource SmbShare
    • Moved and improved from deprecated module xSmbShare.
  • Changes to ComputerManagementDsc.Common
    • Updated Test-DscParameterState so it now can compare zero item collections (arrays).
  • Changes to WindowsEventLog
    • Minor style guideline cleanup.
  • Opt-in to common test to validate localization. Fixed localization strings in resources – Fixes Issue 217.
  • PowerShellExecutionPolicy:
    • Removed SupportsShouldProcess as it cannot be used with DSC – Fixes Issue 219.
  • Combined all ComputerManagementDsc.ResourceHelper module functions into ComputerManagementDsc.Common module – Fixes Issue 218.
    • Minor code cleanup against style guideline.
    • Remove code from New-InvalidOperationException because it was a code path that could never could be used due to the parameter validation preventing the helper function being called that way.
    • Updated all Get-LocalizationData to latest version from DSCResource.Template.
    • Fixed an issue with the helper function Test-IsNanoServer that prevented it to work. Though the helper function is not used, so this issue was not caught until now when unit tests was added.
    • Improved code coverage.
SecurityPolicyDsc 2.9.0.0
  • Bug fix – Max password age fails when setting to 0. Fixes Issue 121
  • Bug fix – Domain_controller_LDAP_server_signing_requirements – Require Signing. Fixes Issue 122
  • Bug fix – Network_security_Restrict_NTLM security options correct parameter validation. This fix could impact your systems.
SqlServerDsc 13.1.0.0
  • Changes to SqlServerDsc
    • New DSC resource SqlAgentFailsafe
    • New DSC resource SqlDatabaseUser (issue 846).
      • Adds ability to create database users with more fine-grained control, e.g. re-mapping of orphaned logins or a different login. Supports creating a user with or without login name, and database users mapped to a certificate or asymmetric key.
    • Changes to helper function Invoke-Query
      • Fixes issues in issue 1355.
      • Works together with Connect-SQL now.
      • Parameters now match that of Connect-SQL (issue 1392).
      • Can now pass in credentials.
      • Can now pass in “Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server” object.
      • Can also pipe in “Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server” object.
      • Can pipe Connect-SQL
StorageDsc 4.7.0.0
  • Removed suppression of PSUseShouldProcessForStateChangingFunctions PSSA rule because it is no longer required.
  • Combined all StorageDsc.ResourceHelper module functions into StorageDsc.Common module and removed StorageDsc.ResourceHelper.
  • Opted into Common Tests “Common Tests – Validate Localization” – fixes Issue 206.
  • Refactored tests for StorageDsc.Common to meet latest standards.
  • Minor style corrections.
  • Removed unused localization strings from resources.
  • DiskAccessPath:
    • Added function to force refresh of disk subsystem at the start of Set-TargetResource to prevent errors occuring when the disk access path is already assigned – See Issue 121
xDnsServer 1.14.0.0
  • Copied enhancements to Test-DscParameterState from NetworkingDsc
  • Put the helper module to its own folder
  • Copied enhancements to Test-DscParameterState from NetworkingDsc
  • Put the helper module to its own folder
  • Added xDnsServerRootHint resource
  • Added xDnsServerClientSubnet resource
  • Added xDnsServerZoneScope resource
xExchange 1.28.0.0
  • Added MSFT_xExchFrontendTransportService resource, based on MSFT_xExchTransportService resource. Issue 283
  • Added unit and integration tests to the MSFT_xExchFrontendTransportService resource.
  • Added comment based help to the MSFT_xExchFrontendTransportService resource.
  • Minor style fix in MSFT_xExchEcpVirtualDirectory to ensure new PowerShell Script Analyzer custom rules pass.
xPSDesiredStateConfiguration 8.9.0.0
  • MSFT_xRemoteFile:
    • Add a retry mechanism when the download fails.
  • Fixes 631, typo in SQL connection string property name
xWebAdministration 2.7.0.0
  • Changes to xWebAdministration
    • Opt-in to the following DSC Resource Common Meta Tests:
      • Common Tests – Relative Path Length
      • Common Tests – Validate Script Files
      • Common Tests – Validate Module Files
      • Common Tests – Validate Markdown Files
      • Common Tests – Validate Markdown Links
      • Common Tests – Custom Script Analyzer Rules
      • Common Tests – Flagged Script Analyzer Rules
      • Common Tests – Required Script Analyzer Rules
      • Common Tests – Validate Example Files
    • Add ConfigurationPath to xIisMimeTypeMapping examples since it is now a required field.

How to Find Released DSC Resource Modules

To see a list of all released DSC Resource Kit modules, go to the PowerShell Gallery and display all modules tagged as DSCResourceKit. You can also enter a module’s name in the search box in the upper right corner of the PowerShell Gallery to find a specific module.

Of course, you can also always use PowerShellGet (available starting in WMF 5.0) to find modules with DSC Resources:

# To list all modules that tagged as DSCResourceKit
Find-Module -Tag DSCResourceKit 
# To list all DSC resources from all sources 
Find-DscResource

Please note only those modules released by the PowerShell Team are currently considered part of the ‘DSC Resource Kit’ regardless of the presence of the ‘DSC Resource Kit’ tag in the PowerShell Gallery.

To find a specific module, go directly to its URL on the PowerShell Gallery:
http://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/< module name >
For example:
http://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/xWebAdministration

How to Install DSC Resource Modules From the PowerShell Gallery

We recommend that you use PowerShellGet to install DSC resource modules:

Install-Module -Name < module name >

For example:

Install-Module -Name xWebAdministration

To update all previously installed modules at once, open an elevated PowerShell prompt and use this command:

Update-Module

After installing modules, you can discover all DSC resources available to your local system with this command:

Get-DscResource

How to Find DSC Resource Modules on GitHub

All resource modules in the DSC Resource Kit are available open-source on GitHub.
You can see the most recent state of a resource module by visiting its GitHub page at:
https://github.com/PowerShell/< module name >
For example, for the CertificateDsc module, go to:
https://github.com/PowerShell/CertificateDsc.

All DSC modules are also listed as submodules of the DscResources repository in the DscResources folder and the xDscResources folder.

How to Contribute

You are more than welcome to contribute to the development of the DSC Resource Kit! There are several different ways you can help. You can create new DSC resources or modules, add test automation, improve documentation, fix existing issues, or open new ones.
See our contributing guide for more info on how to become a DSC Resource Kit contributor.

If you would like to help, please take a look at the list of open issues for the DscResources repository.
You can also check issues for specific resource modules by going to:
https://github.com/PowerShell/< module name >/issues
For example:
https://github.com/PowerShell/xPSDesiredStateConfiguration/issues

Your help in developing the DSC Resource Kit is invaluable to us!

Questions, comments?

If you’re looking into using PowerShell DSC, have questions or issues with a current resource, or would like a new resource, let us know in the comments below, on Twitter (@PowerShell_Team), or by creating an issue on GitHub.

Michael Greene
Principal Program Manager
PowerShell DSC Team
@migreene (Twitter)
@mgreenegit (GitHub)

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