New release: SharePointDsc v4.3. Vacation period is over: Let's get kicking!
Published Oct 01 2020 11:25 PM 2,017 Views

On Wednesday September 30th SharePointDsc v4.3 was released. This version contains a lot of bugfixes that were discovered over the last period. 


Currently we are working on adding more logging to the event log, for example in case of errors being generated. This will be added in the next version. 


You can find the SharePointDsc v4.3 in the PowerShell Gallery!


NOTE: We can always use additional help in making SharePointDsc even better. So if you are interested in contributing to SharePointDsc, check-out the open issues in the issue list, check-out this post in our Wiki or leave a comment on this blog post.


Improvement/Fixes in v4.3:

  • SPProductUpdate
    • Added extra logging when the setup file was not found
  • SPSecureStoreServiceApp
    • Added possibility to set the Master Key during creation of the service application
  • SharePointDsc
    • Changed ModuleBuilder module to latest version
    • Update Pester tests to remove legacy Pester syntax
  • SPFarm
    • Added support for specifying port number in the CentralAdministrationUrl parameter. If CentralAdministrationPort is also specified both port numbers must match.
  • SPWebAppSuiteBar
    • Unblocked usage on SharePoint 2019. Added verbose messages clarifying usage scenarios on SharePoint 2019.
  • SharePointDsc
    • Fixed issue where Invoke-SPDscCommand wasn't available anymore for the script resource
  • SPContentDatabase
    • Fixed issue where the set method didn't do anything when the Ensure parameter wasn't specified
  • SPFarm
    • Fixed issue where the resource didn't support precreated databases
  • SPFarmAdministrators
    • Fixed issue in SP2016 where an error was thrown in the Set method since v3.8
  • SPFarmSolution
    • Fixed issue where web applications weren't compared properly when the desired value didn't contain any slashes
  • SPInstallLanguagePack
    • Fixed issue with detection of Chinese language pack in SharePoint 2019
  • SPServiceAppSecurity
    • Fixed incorrect example
  • SPStateServiceApp
    • Fixed issue where code failed because the State database already existed
  • SPTrustedIdentityTokenIssuer
    • Run Get-SPClaimProvider only if property ClaimProviderName is omitted/null/empty
    • Property ClaimProviderName is never set
  • SPWeb
    • Fixed issue with incorrect detection of SPWeb that has to be absent

A huge thanks to the following guys for contributing to this project:
Yvan Duhamel and Jens Otto Hatlevold


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


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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