Update-DscConfiguration with partial configs is behaving different

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  • #39897


    I just created a partial configuration on several different machines and the results after "Update-DscConfiguration -Verobse -Wait" are not the same as they were when the LCM was not configured as such. I'll commit a change for one of my config scripts and deploy the scripts to the pull server and run the aforementioned command on a node but the configuration changes will not automatically occur. It will occur several minutes later however... presumably on a normal LCM config check.

    Is this expected behavior for partial configs?

    You can see below that the check is running "successfully" – but the changes do not occur on the run as they did before:

    PS C:\Users\Administrator> Update-DscConfiguration -Verbose -Wait
    VERBOSE: Perform operation 'Invoke CimMethod' with following parameters, ''methodName' =
    PerformRequiredConfigurationChecks,'className' = MSFT_DSCLocalConfigurationManager,'namespaceName' =
    VERBOSE: An LCM method call arrived from computer WIN-F3BTDUDK8NO with user sid
    VERBOSE: [WIN-F4BTDUDK7NO]:                            [] Executing Get-Action with configuration 's checksum returned
    result status: GetConfiguration.
    VERBOSE: [WIN-F3BTDUDK8NO]:                            [] Checksum is different. LCM will execute GetConfiguration to
    pull configuration .
    VERBOSE: [WIN-F3BTDUDK8NO]:                            [] Executing GetConfiguration succeeded. Configuration
    DSCConfigDesktopApps was pulled from server.
    VERBOSE: [WIN-F3BTDUDK8NO]:                            [] Executing GetConfiguration succeeded. Configuration
    DSCConfigSystemBase was pulled from server.
    VERBOSE: Operation 'Invoke CimMethod' complete.
    VERBOSE: Time taken for configuration job to complete is 5.001 seconds
  • #40020

    Can you please share the metaconfig on this target node?

  • #40056

    Arie H

    Did you happen to leave the ConfigurationID=" in the LCM script by any chance ?

    LCM setting script will help indeed.

  • #40075



    What do you mean exactly by "metaconfig"? You want the .mof?


    ConfigurationID=" is not in the LCM config:

    Configuration SampleRegistrationMetaConfig
                RefreshFrequencyMins = 30;
                RefreshMode = "PULL";
                ConfigurationMode = "ApplyAndAutoCorrect";
                AllowModuleOverwrite = $true;
                RebootNodeIfNeeded = $true;
                ConfigurationModeFrequencyMins = 60;
            ConfigurationRepositoryWeb ConfigurationManager
                ServerURL = "https://xxxxxx:8080/PSDSCPullServer.svc"
                RegistrationKey = "xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx-xxxx"
                ConfigurationNames = @('DSCConfigDesktopApps', 'DSCConfigSystemBase')
                AllowUnsecureConnection = $false
            PartialConfiguration DSCConfigDesktopApps
                Description = 'Add desktop applicaitons'
                RefreshMode = 'Pull'
                ConfigurationSource = '[ConfigurationRepositoryWeb]ConfigurationManager'
            PartialConfiguration DSCConfigSystemBase
                Description = 'Config baseline system'
                RefreshMode = 'Pull'
                ConfigurationSource = '[ConfigurationRepositoryWeb]ConfigurationManager'
    SampleRegistrationMetaConfig -outputpath C:\dsc
    Set-DscLocalConfigurationManager -Path C:\dsc -Verbose
  • #40178

    Nitin Gupta

    This is a known issue in WMF 5. 0 RTM which is already fixed in windows internal builds. Workaround is to use

    Start-DscConfiguration -wait -verbose -useExisting

    after performing Update-DscConfiguration.

    • #40511


      That worked! Thanks!!!

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