Find out where a Push Server Gets the Configuration From

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  • #19297
    Profile photo of Craig Martin
    Craig Martin

    Working in a Push scenario, I run Start-DscConfiguration to tell the LCM what configuration to run. Once I've done that, the LCM runs that configuration automatically based on the LCM settings.

    Question is; how do I determine where the LCM is getting its configuration?

    For example; if I am investigating a server and was not the person that ran Start-DscConfiguration, how do I find out where the configuration is?


  • #19298
    Profile photo of Dave Wyatt
    Dave Wyatt

    Well, the LCM is going to keep a copy of the configuration in $env:SystemRoot\System32\Configuration\current.mof ; it's not getting it from anywhere else after a push has happened.

    If you want to know where the push originally came from, I don't think the LCM keeps that information anywhere (but will double check this when I get a chance). You might be able to find something in the DSC event log, though.

  • #19302
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    Craig Martin

    Perfect! Thanks Dave!

  • #19303
    Profile photo of Daniel Krebs
    Daniel Krebs

    Hi Craig,

    You can filter the DSC event log for ID 4102 and find out who pushed the configuration from where and when.

    Get-WinEvent -FilterHashtable @{LogName='Microsoft-Windows-DSC/Operational';Id=4102} | Format-List -Property TimeCreated, Message, UserId
    TimeCreated : 02/10/2014 23:08:22
    Message     : Job {3D677BE4-4A78-11E4-82B2-001E4FC0836E} : 
                  Configuration is sent from computer DSC01 by user sid S-1-5-21-605124763-3332917143-1498451686-1234.
    UserId      : S-1-5-21-605124763-3332917143-1498451686-1234


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