DSC Doesn't restore the configuration

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  • #70565

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    Hi There!
    Seems something went wrong with my previous post so that's why i'm posting it again.

    Recently i started the PowerShell: Beginner learning path and got stuck at the DSC part.

    I followed the following steps:

    Step 1:

    configuration Configname {
    Import-DscResource -ModuleName 'PSDesiredStateConfiguration'
        Node $Computername {
            Windowsfeature IIS{
                Name = 'web-server'
                Ensure = 'Present'
    $computername = 'serverx'
    ConfigName -outputpath c:\DSC\Config


    Directory: C:\DSC\Config
    Mode                LastWriteTime         Length Name                                                                                                                                         
    ----                -------------         ------ ----                                                                                                                                         
    -a----       12/05/2017     13:45           1858 serverx.mof

    Step 2:

    PS C:\Windows\system32> Start-DscConfiguration -Path C:\DSC\Config\ -ComputerName 'serverx' -Verbose -Wait
    VERBOSE: Perform operation 'Invoke CimMethod' with following parameters, ''methodName' = SendConfigurationApply,'className' = MSFT_DSCLocalConfigurationManager,'namespaceName' = root/Microsof
    VERBOSE: An LCM method call arrived from computer servery with user sid S-1-5-21-1375646641-2800936017-3851355188-4723.
    VERBOSE: [serverx]: LCM:  [ Start  Set      ]
    VERBOSE: [serverx]: LCM:  [ Start  Resource ]  [[WindowsFeature]IIS]
    VERBOSE: [serverx]: LCM:  [ Start  Test     ]  [[WindowsFeature]IIS]
    VERBOSE: [serverx]:                            [[WindowsFeature]IIS] The operation 'Get-WindowsFeature' started: web-server
    VERBOSE: [serverx]:                            [[WindowsFeature]IIS] The operation 'Get-WindowsFeature' succeeded: Web-Server
    VERBOSE: [serverx]: LCM:  [ End    Test     ]  [[WindowsFeature]IIS]  in 1.8520 seconds.
    VERBOSE: [serverx]: LCM:  [ Start  Set      ]  [[WindowsFeature]IIS]
    VERBOSE: [serverx]:                            [[WindowsFeature]IIS] Installation started...
    VERBOSE: [serverx]:                            [[WindowsFeature]IIS] Continue with installation?
    VERBOSE: [serverx]:                            [[WindowsFeature]IIS] Prerequisite processing started...
    VERBOSE: [serverx]:                            [[WindowsFeature]IIS] Prerequisite processing succeeded.
    WARNING: [serverx]:                            [[WindowsFeature]IIS] Windows automatic updating is not enabled. To ensure that your newly-installed role or feature is automatically updat
    ed, turn on Windows Update.
    VERBOSE: [serverx]:                            [[WindowsFeature]IIS] Installation succeeded.
    VERBOSE: [serverx]:                            [[WindowsFeature]IIS] Successfully installed the feature web-server.
    VERBOSE: [serverx]: LCM:  [ End    Set      ]  [[WindowsFeature]IIS]  in 50.0290 seconds.
    VERBOSE: [serverx]: LCM:  [ End    Resource ]  [[WindowsFeature]IIS]
    VERBOSE: [serverx]: LCM:  [ End    Set      ]
    VERBOSE: [serverx]: LCM:  [ End    Set      ]    in  53.1560 seconds.
    VERBOSE: Operation 'Invoke CimMethod' complete.
    VERBOSE: Time taken for configuration job to complete is 59.469 seconds

    Step 3:

    Invoke-Command -ComputerName serverx {Remove-WindowsFeature -Name web-server -Restart}
    Success Restart Needed Exit Code      Feature Result                                PSComputerName                                                                                            
    ------- -------------- ---------      --------------                                --------------                                                                                            
    True    Yes            SuccessRest... {Common HTTP Features, Default Document, D... serverx                                                                                            
    WARNING: You must restart this server to finish the removal process.

    Step 4:

    Test-DscConfiguration -CimSession serverx

    and there lies the problem, even after 15 minutes or longer i still get the "false" and the web-server feature isn't restored.

    Anyone any suggestions on what i'm doing wrong?

  • #70567

    Points: 2
    Rank: Member

    How have you configured the LCM on the pull client?

    • #70568

      Points: 0
      Rank: Member

      I think i missed that part or it hasn't been addressed yet :')

  • #70570

    Points: 2
    Rank: Member

    You need to configure the LCM.

    There is an excellent article on how to do this: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/dsc/metaconfig

    This document is now up to date too! I know that! 🙂

    In the LCM configuration, you need to set "ConfigurationMode".

    • #70571

      Points: 0
      Rank: Member

      I'll read it, thanks for the help!

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