Install an MSP through DSC


I would like to install an MSP (update for ConfigMgr console) in one run at the same time I’m installing the console itself. The console is an exe, so I can use the Package resource, but I can’t seem to get the MSP working.

Does the DSC Package resource really not work with MSPs? Do I really have to use the script resource?
I checked the xWindowsUpdate resource, but that only works with MSU.


Hi David,

The Package resource has several issues from what I picked up through the forums over the last couple of month. My advise is to invest the time to develop an xResource to handle this task and submit it to the PowerShell GitHub repository. I believe reverting to the script resource to do the job is not a good practice going forward. I am guilty myself to have used the script resource because an appropriate resource was not available.