DSC Create Configuration on demand

Use this code in conjunction with the Steps in my DSC Chicken and Egg post to create a configuration.mof for a machine while it is being built!

$session = New-PSSession -ComputerName DC01

Write-host "Opening Session to PullServer" 
Invoke-Command -session $session -ScriptBlock {

    #Create our $guid
    $guid = [guid]::NewGuid().Guid

    #Remove-item $env:windir\system32\MonitoringSoftware -Confirm -Force

    Configuration CreateConfig_Install7Zip
        Node $MachineName
            File InstallFilesPresent
                Ensure = "Present"
                SourcePath = "\\dc01\Installer"
                DestinationPath = "C:\InstallFiles"
                Type = "Directory"
                Recurse=$true       # can only use this guy on a Directory

            Package MonitoringSoftware
                Ensure = "Present"  # You can also set Ensure to "Absent"
                Path  = "$Env:SystemDrive\Temp\Monitoring\7z920-x64.msi"
                Name = "7-Zip"
                ProductId = "23170F69-40C1-2702-0920-000001000000"
                DependsOn= "[File]InstallFilesPresent"
        #EndOFDSC Config

        #Create the .mof for the imaging machine
        $newMof = CreateConfig_Install7Zip -MachineName $guid -OutputPath "$env:PROGRAMFILES\WindowsPowerShell\DscService\Configuration"
        Write-host "Config Created!"
        New-DSCCheckSum $newMof.FullName

Write-Host "Exited Remote Session"
Write-Host "Retrieving `$guid"

$GetGuid = Invoke-Command -session $session -ScriptBlock {$guid}
Write-Host "Retrieved! `n GUID : $GetGuid"

Write-Host "Closing Remote Session"
Remove-PSSession $session

configuration SetPullMode
    param ($NodeId)    

        AllowModuleOverwrite = 'True'
        ConfigurationID = $NodeId
        ConfigurationModeFrequencyMins = 60 
        ConfigurationMode = 'ApplyAndAutoCorrect'
        RebootNodeIfNeeded = 'True'
        RefreshMode = 'PULL' 
        DownloadManagerName = 'WebDownloadManager'
        DownloadManagerCustomData = (@{ServerUrl = "http://dc01:8080/psdscpullserver.svc"; AllowUnsecureConnection = “TRUE”})

Write-Host "Setting Pull Mode for DSC"

SetPullMode -NodeId $GetGuid -OutputPath C:\temp\SetPullMode.mof 
Set-DscLocalConfigurationManager -path C:\temp\SetPullMode.mof -Verbose 


3 thoughts on “DSC Create Configuration on demand

  1. Pierrick June 5, 2016 / 10:36 am

    Nice script ! It is well-written but a wrong way to hard-code ‘True’ instead of $true ! (; The “ConvertTo-MOFInstance” function will be angry because of WMF 5.0

    Liked by 1 person

    • FoxDeploy June 5, 2016 / 10:51 am

      Good catch! I blame the ISE for persisting variables


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