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about_ConfigConfigurationSnapIn

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about_ConfigConfigurationSnapin

Short Description

The Configuration service PowerShell snap-in provides administrative functions for the Configuration service.

Command Prefix

All commands in this snap-in have the noun prefixed with 'Config'.

Long Description

The Configuration service PowerShell snap-in enables both local and remote administration of the Configuration service. It provides facilities to store details about other services that are used in the XenDesktop deployment.

All the services in the XenDesktop deployment use the Configuration service as a directory to locate other services with which they need to communicate. The directory publishes a list of all the services, the communication types they accept, and the facilities they offer.

The snap-in provides the following main entities:

Site Metadata Metadata for the entire XenDesktop deployment. This metadata is not used directly by any of the XenDesktop services, but can be used by third parties to store information for other purposes.

Registered Service Instances Service instance items that have been retrieved from the available services in the XenDesktop deployment and held in a directory in the Configuration service. Each physical service can host a collection of service instances to provide different facilities.

Service Groups A collection of service instances that are considered equivalent. Service instances that are registered in the same service group provide the same state and offer the same functionality.

Only one service group of each type is supported. For example, there must not be more than one service group with a ServiceType of 'Config'.

Site and Features The configuration site is a top-level, logical representation of the XenDesktop site, from the perspective of the configuration services running within the site.