The Configuration service PowerShell snap-in provides administrative
functions for the Configuration service.
All commands in this snap-in have the noun prefixed with 'Config'.
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
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:
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.
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.