Using env variables within Registry resoucre

I am trying to set registry values using the registry resource within DSC. The problem I am running into is the “ValueData” field needs to be the remote nodes hostname, but when the DSC client pulls down those settings it applies the DSC Pull server’s hostname instead.

Sample of my script is below:

Registry AltDefaultUserName {
Ensure = “Present”
Key = “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon”
ValueName = “AltDefaultUserName”
ValueData = “$env:COMPUTERNAME”
Force = ‘True’

I would like to keep this variable as I am applying this DSC setup to many devices.




The problem you’re having is that the computer that compiles the mof will be the one supplying the $env:computername variable. Consider Using the -ConfigurationData parameter to supply that info to your build.

That worked! Thanks Jason.