DSC and scheduled maintenance windows

This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Sebastian Neumann 2 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #30390

    Sebastian Neumann
    Participant

    Hey guys,

    What's the best way to handle maintenance windows when DSC is in use.

    Here's an example:
    Let's say I have a number of IIS machines and my DSC configs dictate that the IIS service should be always running.

    In our case our patchday/maintenance workflow requires us to disable various services on our servers prior to installing windows updates and they will only be enabled and started again when all updates have been installed successfully.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #30392

    Don Jones
    Keymaster

    There's nothing really built in to do what you're after. However, it'd be a great feature. Let me get back to you Monday.

  • #30396

    Sebastian Neumann
    Participant

    Alright, thanks Don 🙂

  • #30436

    Don Jones
    Keymaster
  • #30438

    Sebastian Neumann
    Participant

    Alright, that's a good basis for discussion. 🙂

    If I understood the suggestion correctly it would stop the respective services every day if one only specified a start and stop time without a date, which is undesirable in my opinion.

    One would have to update the configuration with a date and start/stop time and regenerate the checksum prior to one's patch day and repeat those two steps for each patch day. Is that right?

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