The CIM namespace root/Microsoft/Windows/DesiredStateConfiguration is invalid.

This topic contains 9 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Luc FULLENWARTH 9 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #13246

    bvi1998 .
    Participant

    Hi,
    I am trying to just add a feature to a remote server with DSC and am receiving this message. It works fine locally but not on the remote server. Here is the entire message:

    The WS-Management service cannot process the request. The CIM namespace root/Microsoft/Windows/DesiredStateConfiguration is invalid.
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (root/Microsoft/...gurationManager:String) [], CimException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : HRESULT 0x80338000
    + PSComputerName : servername

    I think I have all of the permissions on the remote server, but perhaps I need an agent? The remote server is Windows 2012, not R2.
    Thanks in advance for any help, I'm pulling my hair out 😉

    I am not using this with Configuration Manager.

  • #13247

    Richard Siddaway
    Moderator

    That namespace is not present on the RTM version of Windows Server 2012

    Have you installed WMF (PowerShell 4) on the 2012 server – that may install the namespace

  • #13248

    Dave Wyatt
    Moderator

    Is WMF 4.0 installed on the remote server?

    • #13249

      bvi1998 .
      Participant

      ah that would do it, thanks both that replied.
      Do either of you know where I can find:
      – requirements for DSC (DSC and clients/settings etc)
      – any electronic books on DSC
      – is anyone busy writing a book on PS 4.0?
      Thanks!

  • #13304

    Richard Siddaway
    Moderator

    The server DSC requirements are handled when you install the DSC feature

    The "client" requirements are to install WMF 4

    There are no ebooks that I'm aware of on DSC

    Books are being written on PowerShell 4

  • #13394

    Richard Siddaway
    Moderator

    You need to configure the LocalMachineManager – check out Steve Murawski's blog posts on this site

  • #13396

    bvi1998 .
    Participant

    I'll keep looking but have not found anything. Thanks.

    • #13477

      bvi1998 .
      Participant

      Can anyone direct me further? I am having a heck of a time trying to push anything to a Windows 2008 R2 server. Nothing seems to work.
      Thanks!

  • #57344

    Luc FULLENWARTH
    Participant

    The WS-Management service cannot process the request. The CIM namespace root/Microsoft/Windows/DesiredStateConfiguration is invalid.

    This problem appeared when I implemented

      Powershell Module Logging

    .

    The following fix solved the issue : https://support.microsoft.com/fr-fr/kb/3062960

  • #13390

    bvi1998 .
    Participant

    Thanks.
    I am ready to start creating a pull method, but cannot figure out what I need for a Windows 2008 R2 server as a "client". I have installed the WMF 4 on the test 2008 R2 server. Can you help?

    p.s. I am not using SCCM or Configuration Manager.
    Thanks!

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