Does it make sense to pursue using DSC for creating Windows 10 workstations? I already have all my software installs scripted out, in .bat files mostly.
DSC is a tool. For the right job, it’s a great tool. But you’ve nt laid out any details from which to make a decision - it’s like saying, “is a car a good way to get to a theme park?” Sure, if the park is nearby, not if the park is on the other side of the continent ;). What are your job criteria?
Just like I said, one time creation of a workstation from scratch with a lot of applications installed and other file and registry tweaks. It wouldn’t need to keep correcting itself. Sort of like what MDT does with task sequences, although I never got into MDT. I’ve read DSC was more designed for servers.
We use DSC here on Windows 10 workstations, so it’s definitely possible. It made sense for us because:
- The same team manages servers & workstations, and we already used it on servers
- We have some workstations we need to know are configured properly, and exactly the same, on an ongoing basis
- We can share a lot of code between the servers & workstations
I’m not sure it would be worth using DSC just to do some one-time app installs. Scripts do that job well, and are a lot simpler.
I probably wouldn’t use DSC for that, no.