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How to force a PowerShell DSC client to refresh configuration from pull server

While testing DSC (Desired State Configuration) Pull method on client, I had to forcefully refresh configuration from pull many times, as I could not wait for 30 Mins of frequency time to apply the changes. Below cmdlet helps to refresh configuration immediately. This command need to run as an Admin…

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Part 3: Configure PowerShell DSC Local configuration manager LCM in pull mode and update configuration

This is last part of configuring individual clients local configuration manager (LCM) in DSC pull mode so they can get and retrieve configuration copy every certain refresh frequency mode. You can treat LCM as an agent and it is by default there in on every system. where at least Poweshell version 4…

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Part 2: Generate target server node config for PowerShell DSC pull server

Part 1: Build your first Microsoft PowerShell DSC pull server

Here in this demo I am writing on how to build and configure basic Powershell DSC http pull server, this is just a simple http server no ssl certificate involved, In my earlier article DSC (DESIRED STATE CONFIGURATION) : DEPLOYING ACTIVE DIRECTORY, where I had explained what is desired state config…

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POWERSHELL CONVERT EXCEL TO DSC (DESIRED STATE CONFIGURATION) CONFIGURATION HASHTABLE FORMAT

I use Powershell DSC (Desired State Configuration) a lot for windows servers configuration, And I make use of DSC hashtable (configurationdata) frequently. Here is Microsoft fantastic article guide for writing DSC hashtable. But while adding multiple node I find sometimes it takes time to adding ex…

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