What is Desired State Configuration? How is it related to Group Policy? This paper is authored to start a conversation to answer these questions. On the surface they may seem simple, but the ability to answer the question thoughtfully takes some knowledge of what this DSC thing really is. The beginning of the discussion is all about positioning DSC, provides some definitions and examples and introducing it in the context of Group Policy. SDM Software cares about configuration management and will continue to serve our customers by providing solid information to help people come up to speed on this and other new technologies.