PFE Ramblings: Future of AutoSPInstaller and SharePointDSC

My colleague and friend Brian Lalancette and I sat down and recorded an informal discussion on what the future holds for SharePointDSC and AutoSPInstaller. This recording is by no stretch of the imagination a professional podcast. Brian and I just reflected on what the upcoming release of SharePoint 2019 means for both product, and what […]

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Install SharePoint 2019 Prerequisites Offline

SharePoint 2019 introduces several new prerequisites, and dropped some compared to its predecessor. For example, it now requires .NET 4.7.2 to be installed on the servers. This article will provide you several ways of installing the SharePoint 2019 prerequisites in an offline environment. List of prerequisites: The following table shows the complete list of all […]

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Use SharePointDSC to Install Language Packs

This article covers a demo I presented at the 2018 SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. In the real world, clients will want to automate the process of installing new Language Packs onto their SharePoint Farms, especially if those farms contain a large number of servers. The present article presents you with a fully automated process […]

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Why Use SharePointDSC

SharePointDSC is a community driven PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) module, managed on GitHub at https://GitHub.com/PowerShell/SharePointDSC and which lets you define the configuration of your SharePoint 2013, 2016 and 2019 farms using a declarative approach. Let us start by looking at a side-by-side example of how you would go about creating a new SharePoint Web […]

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Deploy DSC Module to Azure Automation using PowerShell

This article describes how you can upload a PowerShell DSC module into an Azure Automation Account using PowerShell. When using the interface, you have two options to upload a module: import from the PowerShell Gallery or upload a zip file from your computer. Import Module from the PowerShell Gallery Importing a DSC module from the […]

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