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  • #22171

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    Hi All,

    I am working on converting a powershell script to DSC Configuration to run a process.

    Script :

    $si = new-object System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo
    $si.fileName = "C:\Windows\System32\wevtutil.exe"
    $si.Arguments= ' sl Microsoft-IIS-Configuration/Operational /e:true'
    $si.windowStyle = [System.Diagnostics.ProcessWindowStyle]::Hidden

    $process = [System.Diagnostics.Process]::Start[$si]

    DSC Configuration block :

    WindowsProcess wevutilprocess
    Ensure = "Present"
    Path = "C:\Windows\System32\wevtutil.exe"
    Arguments = ' sl Microsoft-IIS-Configuration/Operational /e:true'
    StandardErrorPath = "C:\log.txt"

    Below is the Error I am getting :

    PowerShell provider MSFT_ProcessResource failed to execute Set-TargetResource functionality with error message: Failure starting process matching path
    'C:\Windows\System32\wevtutil.exe'. Message: "Failed to wait for processes to start".
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [], CimException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ProviderOperationExecutionFailure
    + PSComputerName : localhost

    Please post your thoughts.


  • #22223

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    That means it was unable to find the executable at the path you specified, or the process did not start in time, or did not start at all.

    It's possible that the process you are trying to start doesn't like being run with no security context, which is how DSC configurations run.

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