New release: A new month, time for SharePointDsc v3.3!

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After many discussions, lots of reverse engineering and loads of trial and error, I am excited to announce that SharePointDsc v3.3 contains a major update to SPProductUpdate! Before this resource was using the SharePoint configuration database to determine the patch level of a server. This unfortunately meant that you could not install updates right after installing SharePoint and before creating the farm. With this update, we have implemented an alternative way of determining if the patch is required, allowing patches to be installed at any time! A huge thanks to Andi Krüger for his excellent work on this!!
 
But of course, this isn't the only thing: SharePointDsc v3.3 also introduces one new resource and a lot of new features and bugfixes. This release is part of the DSC Resource Kit which was released on April 3rd 2019.
 
Improvement/Fixes in v3.3:
  • SharePointDsc generic
    • Implemented workaround for PSSA v1.18 issue. No further impact for the rest of the resources
    • Fixed issue where powershell session was never removed and leaded to memory leak
    • Added readme.md file to Examples folder, which directs users to the Wiki on Github
  • SPAppManagementServiceApp
    • Added ability to create Service App Proxy if this is not present
  • SPConfigWizard
    • Improved logging
  • SPFarm
    • Corrected issue where the resource would try to join a farm, even when the farm was not yet created
    • Fixed issue where an error was thrown when no DeveloperDashboard parameter was specfied
  • SPInstall
    • Added check to unblock setup file if it is blocked because it is coming from a network location. This to prevent endless wait
    • Added ability to install from a UNC path, by adding server to IE Local Intranet Zone. This will prevent an endless wait caused by security warning
  • SPInstallLanguagePack
    • Added check to unblock setup file if it is blocked because it is coming from a network location. This to prevent endless wait
    • Corrected issue with Norwegian language pack not being correctly detected
    • Added ability to install from a UNC path, by adding server to IE Local Intranet Zone. This will prevent an endless wait caused by security warning
  • SPProductUpdate
    • Added ability to install from a UNC path, by adding server to IE Local Intranet Zone. This will prevent an endless wait caused by security warning
    • Major refactor of this resource to remove the dependency on the existence of the farm. This allows the installation of product updates before farm creation
  • SPSearchContentSource
    • Corrected typo that prevented a correct check for ContinuousCrawl
  • SPSearchServiceApp
    • Added possibility to manage AlertsEnabled setting
  • SPSelfServiceSiteCreation
    • Added new SharePoint 2019 properties
  • SPSitePropertyBag
    • Added new resource
  • SPWebAppThrottlingSettings
    • Fixed issue with ChangeLogRetentionDays not being applied

 

A huge thanks to the following guys for contributing to this project:
Andi Krüger and Steve Guilbault
 
Also a huge thanks to everybody who submitted issues and all that support this project. It wasn’t possible without all of your help!
 
For more information about how to install SharePointDsc, check our Readme.md.
 
Let us know in the comments what you think of this release! If you find any issues, please submit them in the issue list on GitHub.
 
Happy SharePointing!!

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