DSC Built-in Resources

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    I am working my way through the 12 "built in" DSC Resources listed here:


    Of the 10 so far that I have test, 8 work and 2 fail.

    The Group Resource is failing. The Log Resource, doesn't fail, but I cannot find the log entries anywhere.

    Group Resource error is:

    This event indicates that failure happens when LCM is processing the configuration. ErrorId is 0x1. ErrorDetail is The SendConfigurationApply function did not succeed.. ResourceId is [Group]GroupExample and SourceInfo is C:\DSC\TestDSCWebsiteConfig.ps1::153::9::Group. ErrorMessage is The PowerShell provider MSFT_GroupResource threw one or more non-terminating errors while running the Test-TargetResource functionality. These errors are logged to the ETW channel called Microsoft-Windows-DSC/Operational. Refer to this channel for more details..

    Log Resource issue is that in neither the Analytic or Debug logs do I see log entries. I have prepended all my log text with ZZZZZ so that it is obvious that it's from me. Analytic page is full of entries but nothing from me.

    Any ideas?


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    Log Resource writes to an operational log, not one of the standard Application/Security/Server logs. Browse through the log list in event viewer and you should be able to find it – "Microsoft-Windows-DSC/Operational." That's neither Analytic nor Debug. You can run Get-WinEvent, I believe, to retrieve them also, which may be easier.

    The error for your Group resource will be in that location.

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