Does Powershell Plus help with Powershell DSC scripts?
I am not sure that you are after, but DSC is not tied to any scripting IDE. It's a PowerShell host management / system state management technical implementation strategy. You can use any PS scripting console o IDE to implement it, but those consoles / IDE's will not do anything specific for DSC, meaning, they will not write code for you or provide templates and the like. You download and use the DSC modules, just as you would any other PowerShell module(s), and learn the ins and outs of it all. There a many DSC resource items any many of the available GitHub sites. eg, https://github.com/powershell/DscResources. All-in-all, you need to ramp up on all things DSC first and how and what is needed to get it going, The PS console / IDE you'd use is moot, as they will all do virtually the same thing regarding it. Well, for PowerShell proper development, each IDE has its advantages and disadvantages in general, yet, that's just about dev for PowerShell not DSC specific.
I guess what I'm after is something for the Lazy Admin that's like a form based assistance to writing out these configurations. So instead of having to go through the reference guide for proper syntax and options for each resource to configure, there would be something that i can select in a form based configuration sheet with drop down menus for each resource etc. and it will spit the code out in a separate window as i go along. Just wishful thinking I guess
No there is no concept, of wizards for this sort of thing as what one does with t is unique for each case.
You need to dev up your own templates, snippets, and save them off for later use or sharing just like developing any other script, module in PowerShell or other languages. Just like with all IT tools, there are resource out there to leverage so you don’t have to start completely from scratch, but never ever use anyone else’s code or template unless you fully understand and can break down the implications and results of its’ use.
Yep, wishful thinking, as there is no plan of record by anyone to go done this path.
Creating a DSC Configuration Templatehttps://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell-4-0/3848/creating-a-dsc-configuration-template
Other sample DSC templates