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February 29, 2016 at 10:09 pm

I have 85 resources managing each server. A consistency check takes roughly 45 minutes per server. Sometimes I need to perform some work on the server. Is there anyway to stop the consistency engine without having to kill the WmiPrvSE.exe process? I think with previous versions of WMF the DSC Consistency check just used to be a scheduled task you could stop but it looks like that's changed now.

March 1, 2016 at 8:26 am

You can't easily stop the engine in the middle of a check, no.

March 2, 2016 at 1:47 am

Hi Don, I should have read the documentation. A running consistency check can be stopped with Stop-DscConfiguration. It works perfectly! Learn something new everyday.