Setting up a DSC pull client help needed

Hi All,
I have setup a Powershell DSC Pull server on Windows Server 2016. This looks all fine, now my next step is to setup a pull client.

I have also setup a sample config to check a windows service. This has a mof file and a checksum file.

The computer-specific file for the client configuration is a mof meta file.

Set-DSCLocalConfigurationManager localhost –Path C:\Configs\TargetNodes –Verbose
Get-DscConfigurationStatus (Success)
Start-DscConfiguration -Path C:\Configs\AudioServiceConfig -ComputerName GLODC01 (this gave me an output of “running”)
Get-DscConfigurationStatus (Failure)

I’m not sure why I get the failure. Now firewalls. Any ideas?

------------------------- SCRIPT FOR DSC PULL SERVER CONFIG --------------------

DSC configuration for Pull Server using registration

The Sample_xDscWebServiceRegistration configuration sets up a DSC pull server that is capable for client nodes

to register with it and retrieve configuration documents with configuration names instead of configuration id

Prerequisite: Install a certificate in “CERT:\LocalMachine\MY” store

For testing environments, you could use a self-signed certificate. (New-SelfSignedCertificate cmdlet could generate one for you).

For production environments, you will need a certificate signed by valid CA.

Registration only works over https protocols. So to use registration feature, a secure pull server setup with certificate is necessary

The Sample_MetaConfigurationToRegisterWithLessSecurePullServer register a DSC client node with the pull server

=================================== Section Pull Server ===================================

configuration Sample_xDscWebServiceRegistration
[string[]]$NodeName = ‘localhost’,

    [string] $certificateThumbPrint,

    [Parameter(HelpMessage='This should be a string with enough entropy (randomness) to protect the registration of clients to the pull server.  We will use new GUID by default.')]
    [string] $RegistrationKey   # A guid that clients use to initiate conversation with pull server

Import-DSCResource -ModuleName xPSDesiredStateConfiguration

Node $NodeName
    WindowsFeature DSCServiceFeature
        Ensure = "Present"
        Name   = "DSC-Service"            

    xDscWebService PSDSCPullServer
        Ensure                  = "Present"
        EndpointName            = "PSDSCPullServer"
        Port                    = 8080
        PhysicalPath            = "$env:SystemDrive\inetpub\wwwroot\PSDSCPullServer"
        CertificateThumbPrint   = $certificateThumbPrint
        ModulePath              = "$env:PROGRAMFILES\WindowsPowerShell\DscService\Modules"
        ConfigurationPath       = "$env:PROGRAMFILES\WindowsPowerShell\DscService\Configuration"            
        State                   = "Started"
        DependsOn               = "[WindowsFeature]DSCServiceFeature" 
        RegistrationKeyPath     = "$env:PROGRAMFILES\WindowsPowerShell\DscService"   
        AcceptSelfSignedCertificates = $true
        UseSecurityBestPractices = $true

    File RegistrationKeyFile
        Ensure          = 'Present'
        Type            = 'File'
        DestinationPath = "$env:ProgramFiles\WindowsPowerShell\DscService\RegistrationKeys.txt"
        Contents        = $RegistrationKey


Sample use (please change values of parameters according to your scenario):

$thumbprint = ‘‎64caa82b0d513322f4cf09d8a90ea607a0831831’
$registrationkey = [guid]::NewGuid()

Write-Host $registrationKey

Sample_xDscWebServiceRegistration -RegistrationKey $registrationkey -certificateThumbPrint $thumbprint

-----------------------SCRIPT TO SETUP MACHINE MOF FILE -----------------------------------

configuration LCMPullMode

node $ComputerName
        ConfigurationID                = $GUID
        ConfigurationMode              = 'ApplyAndAutocorrect' 
        RefreshMode                    = 'Pull' 
        DownloadManagerName            = 'WebDownloadManager' 
        DownloadManagerCustomData = @{ 
           ServerUrl = 'https://glopsdsc:8080/PSDSCPullServer.svc' 
           AllowUnsecureConnection = 'true' } 
        RebootNodeIfNeeded             = $true 


LCMPullMode -ComputerName GLODC01 -GUID 96a3f61f-bacf-46c6-a915-0b309e2534a5

---------------------------------SCRIPT TO SETUP A DSC CONFIG -------------------------------

configuration AudioServiceConfig
param([string[]] $computerName)

node $computerName 
    Service Audio 
        Name        = 'Audiosrv' 
        StartupType = 'Automatic' 
        State       = 'Running' 


AudioServiceConfig -ComputerName GLODC01

Change to:

Start-DscConfiguration -Path C:\Configs\AudioServiceConfig -ComputerName GLODC01 -Wait -Verbose

And let’s see if you get something more interesting.