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Configuring Virtual Machines Using Desired State Configuration - Part 6 - Azure Automation

Continuing the post series about Microsoft DSC and a long break from Azure Global, we are going to see how Azure Automation Accounts help with DSC configurations on Azure Virtual Machines. First, we are going to deploy an automation account and then we're going to register a Windows Server VM to it so that it gets and applies our configuration. To deploy an Automation Account, navigate to the Azure Portal and search for "Automation". Select the Automation offering from Microsoft and click "Create". You will then have to select a name for your automation account, the subscription and resource group to deploy to and the location. When done with the deployment options, hit create to submit the deployment. The process should be much like the following (hover to animate): Now that we have created an Automation Account, we need to upload and compile a configuration, so that it