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Troubleshooting DSC in Push Refresh Mode

Jess Pomfret continues a series on Powershell Desired State Configuration:

One of the biggest obstacles people face when using DSC is the troubleshooting and reporting pieces. There are options here to integrate with third party tools to create a more polished enterprise solution, but if you’re going with just straight DSC you might feel it is lacking some in this area.

We do however have several tools available to troubleshoot issues with configurations or to monitor our nodes to determine whether they are still in the desired state. I’m specifically going to look at the options available if you’re using DSC in the Push refresh mode.

Click through for discussion of the PSDesiredStateConfiguration module as well as DSC-related event log messages.