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September 3, 2015 at 5:43 am

I believe this error is because the resource name has a period (.) in the name, I didn't have issues with this in PSv4 DSC but since I installed the PSv5 production preview I keep getting this error:

Test-DependsOn : The format of the resource reference '[xWebAppPool]mysite.domain.com' in the Requires list for resource '[xWebSite]mysite.domain.com' is not valid. A required resource name should be in the format '[]', with no spaces.

Has anyone else run across this yet? Also, does anyone have a regex for replacing invalid characters in a resource name or a link to the article I can't find that specifies what the character limitations are?

September 3, 2015 at 6:05 am

I believe you're correct about the period – I don't typically try to use that, and I don't think there's a public list of limitations. You might bug that in Connect and ask for a published list.

September 3, 2015 at 9:32 am

Thanks, seems like if I just -replace '[^\w\d_]','_' its much happier.

I've posted the feedback to connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedbackdetail/view/1748632/provide-a-list-of-supported-characters-for-dsc-resource-names