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September 12, 2016 at 9:45 pm

I am trying to setup a new DSC pull server in a dev environment.
The VM does not have internet access.

I'm finding that I cant run the "Install-Module -Name xPSDesiredStateConfiguration" command because it returns – WARNING:Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection.

Is there any way to download and save the module on a computer that has internet access and import it in an offline fashion?

September 12, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Yes it is possible to download the modules on a computer with internet access and then put it on your pull server. Here are the steps:
1) Download the module using Install-Module cmdlet on a machine with internet access. Powershell will install the module under $env:ProgramFiles\WindowsPowerShell\Modules
2) Copy the module on your pull server under $env:ProgramFiles\WindowsPowerShell\Modules folder.
3) Run

import-module 'C:\Program Files\windowspowershell\modules\xPSDesiredStateConfiguration\\DSCPullServerSetup\PublishModulesAndMofsToPullServer.psm1' 

4) Use


cmdlet to publish the module correctly to the pull server.

September 12, 2016 at 10:07 pm

Install-Module is attempting to hit the PowerShell Gallery, so yes, you'd need Internet access. But yes, you can also download the module on any other computer and simply copy its folder.

September 18, 2016 at 1:15 am

That worked, thanks Don!