Push mode with file server path


I’m looking to use push mode DSC. I’m trying to set the Path property of the Package resource to a location on a file server using the UNC path. When I run Start-DscConfiguration, the job fails with the error “PowerShell provider MSFT_PackageResource failed to execute Set-TargetResource functionality with error message: The running command stopped because the preference
variable “ErrorActionPreference” or common parameter is set to Stop: Access is denied”. I have tried granting Everyone Read/Read & Execute permissions on the folder containing all my packages, to no avail. Anyone have any suggestions?


EDITED - changed “utilize” to “use” :wink:

The LCM runs under the LocalSystem account; it has no authority on the network and does not present a credential. “Everyone” doesn’t literally mean “everyone,” it means “everyone with a credential.” You need to ensure anonymous connections can be accepted by the file server - which is admittedly a bit insecure. Or, provide a credential to the Package resource, which means you’ll have to go through certificate encryption of said credential.

Also, see https://donjones.com/2017/05/04/grammar-police-utilize/ - you’re “using” push mode DSC. :slight_smile:

Is this the process I should follow to implement the credential certificate encryption?