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June 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Hello,

i am quite new to PS and DSC. Just watching and trying to understand Jason and Jeffreys Video on the MVA.
The issue is, that how i understood it, the Compliance Server is replaced with a Report Server and nobody updated the example scripts.
Is there a way to update the example scripts, replacing the Compliance Server wit a Report Server , that they will work for the MVA-Session?

configuration HTTPPullServer
{
    # Modules must exist on target pull server
    Import-DSCResource -ModuleName xPSDesiredStateConfiguration

    Node zrhhytt06w
    {
        WindowsFeature DSCServiceFeature
        {
            Ensure = "Present"
            Name   = "DSC-Service"
        }

        WindowsFeature IISConsole {
            Ensure = "Present"
            Name   = "Web-Mgmt-Console"
        }

        xDscWebService PSDSCPullServer
        {
            Ensure                  = "Present"
            EndpointName            = "PSDSCPullServer"
            Port                    = 8080
            PhysicalPath            = "$env:SystemDrive\inetpub\wwwroot\PSDSCPullServer"
            CertificateThumbPrint   = "AllowUnencryptedTraffic"
            ModulePath              = "$env:PROGRAMFILES\WindowsPowerShell\DscService\Modules"
            ConfigurationPath       = "$env:PROGRAMFILES\WindowsPowerShell\DscService\Configuration"
            State                   = "Started"
            DependsOn               = "[WindowsFeature]DSCServiceFeature"
            UseSecurityBestPractices = $true 
        }

        xDscWebService PSDSCComplianceServer
        {
            Ensure                  = "Present"
            EndpointName            = "PSDSCComplianceServer"
            Port                    = 9080
            PhysicalPath            = "$env:SystemDrive\inetpub\wwwroot\PSDSCComplianceServer"
            CertificateThumbPrint   = "AllowUnencryptedTraffic"
            State                   = "Started"
            IsComplianceServer      = $true
            DependsOn               = ("[WindowsFeature]DSCServiceFeature","[xDSCWebService]PSDSCPullServer")
            UseSecurityBestPractices = $true
        }
    }
}

# Generate MOF

HTTPPullServer -OutputPath C:\DSC\HTTP

Many thanks in advance for your help.

BR
Mathias

June 9, 2018 at 2:28 pm

Well, it's a bit more than that, since from 4.0 to 5.0 they made a bunch of changes in how the server side of things work. Also bear in mind that the server piece provided with Windows Server is meant as "sample code;" although it's gotten some recent improvements (like SQL Server support), it might not be suitable for all production scenarios.

"The DSC Book" explores the new options in quite some detail, if you're interested, and we keep that up to date as best we can.

Meantime, the official docs aren't bad. Start at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/dsc/reportserver for the Report Server. Just, again, heed the notice that the functionality is more or less deprecated – they aren't developing it further.

July 10, 2018 at 9:10 am

Thanks Don for the hint with the DSC Book 🙂 ... But it is not in the list of ebooks... ???

BR
Mathias

July 10, 2018 at 9:34 am

Don is refering to this book on Leanpub

July 10, 2018 at 9:37 am

Thanks, just found it too 🙂

Regards
Mathias