Setting up a DSC pull client help needed

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  • #78238

    Gurdip Sira

    Hi All,
    I have setup a Powershell DSC Pull server on Windows Server 2016. This looks all fine, now my next step is to setup a pull client.

    I have also setup a sample config to check a windows service. This has a mof file and a checksum file.

    The computer-specific file for the client configuration is a mof meta file.

    Set-DSCLocalConfigurationManager localhost –Path C:\Configs\TargetNodes –Verbose
    Get-DscConfigurationStatus (Success)
    Start-DscConfiguration -Path C:\Configs\AudioServiceConfig -ComputerName GLODC01 (this gave me an output of "running")
    Get-DscConfigurationStatus (Failure)

    I'm not sure why I get the failure. Now firewalls. Any ideas?


    # DSC configuration for Pull Server using registration

    # The Sample_xDscWebServiceRegistration configuration sets up a DSC pull server that is capable for client nodes
    # to register with it and retrieve configuration documents with configuration names instead of configuration id

    # Prerequisite: Install a certificate in "CERT:\LocalMachine\MY\" store
    # For testing environments, you could use a self-signed certificate. (New-SelfSignedCertificate cmdlet could generate one for you).
    # For production environments, you will need a certificate signed by valid CA.
    # Registration only works over https protocols. So to use registration feature, a secure pull server setup with certificate is necessary

    # The Sample_MetaConfigurationToRegisterWithLessSecurePullServer register a DSC client node with the pull server

    # =================================== Section Pull Server =================================== #
    configuration Sample_xDscWebServiceRegistration
    [string[]]$NodeName = 'localhost',

    [string] $certificateThumbPrint,

    [Parameter(HelpMessage='This should be a string with enough entropy (randomness) to protect the registration of clients to the pull server. We will use new GUID by default.')]
    [string] $RegistrationKey # A guid that clients use to initiate conversation with pull server

    Import-DSCResource -ModuleName xPSDesiredStateConfiguration

    Node $NodeName
    WindowsFeature DSCServiceFeature
    Ensure = "Present"
    Name = "DSC-Service"

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

    File RegistrationKeyFile
    Ensure = 'Present'
    Type = 'File'
    DestinationPath = "$env:ProgramFiles\WindowsPowerShell\DscService\RegistrationKeys.txt"
    Contents = $RegistrationKey

    # Sample use (please change values of parameters according to your scenario):
    $thumbprint = '‎64caa82b0d513322f4cf09d8a90ea607a0831831'
    $registrationkey = [guid]::NewGuid()

    Write-Host $registrationKey

    Sample_xDscWebServiceRegistration -RegistrationKey $registrationkey -certificateThumbPrint $thumbprint

    ———————–SCRIPT TO SETUP MACHINE MOF FILE ———————————–

    configuration LCMPullMode

    node $ComputerName
    ConfigurationID = $GUID
    ConfigurationMode = 'ApplyAndAutocorrect'
    RefreshMode = 'Pull'
    DownloadManagerName = 'WebDownloadManager'
    DownloadManagerCustomData = @{
    ServerUrl = 'https://glopsdsc:8080/PSDSCPullServer.svc'
    AllowUnsecureConnection = 'true' }
    RebootNodeIfNeeded = $true

    LCMPullMode -ComputerName GLODC01 -GUID 96a3f61f-bacf-46c6-a915-0b309e2534a5

    ———————————SCRIPT TO SETUP A DSC CONFIG ——————————-

    configuration AudioServiceConfig
    param([string[]] $computerName)

    node $computerName
    Service Audio
    Name = 'Audiosrv'
    StartupType = 'Automatic'
    State = 'Running'

    AudioServiceConfig -ComputerName GLODC01

  • #78335

    Don Jones

    Change to:

    Start-DscConfiguration -Path C:\Configs\AudioServiceConfig -ComputerName GLODC01 -Wait -Verbose

    And let's see if you get something more interesting.

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