Publish-​Dsc​Configuration

Publishes a DSC configuration to a set of computers.

Syntax

Publish-DscConfiguration
       [-Path] <String>
       -CimSession <CimSession[]>
       [-Confirm]
       [-Force]
       [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
       [-WhatIf]
       [<CommonParameters>]
Publish-DscConfiguration
       [-Path] <String>
       [[-ComputerName] <String[]>]
       [-Confirm]
       [-Credential <PSCredential>]
       [-Force]
       [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
       [-WhatIf]
       [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Publish-DscConfiguration cmdlet publishes a Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) configuration document on set of computers. This cmdlet does not apply the configuration. Configurations are applied by either the Start-DscConfiguration cmdlet when it is used with the UseExisting parameter or when the DSC engine runs its consistency cycle. The DSC engine is also known as the Local Configuration Manager (LCM).

This cmdlet is especially useful when fragments of multiple configuration documents are delivered. When multiple configuration documents fragments are delivered, they overwrite the older configuration document fragments.

Examples

Example 1: Publish a configuration to a remote computer

PS C:\> Publish-DscConfiguration -Path '$home\WebServer' -ComputerName "ContosoWebServer" -Credential (get-credential Contoso\webadministrator)

This command publishes a configuration to a remote computer. The user who runs the cmdlet should be administrator on the remote computer.

Required Parameters

-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227967 or Get-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227966 cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

Specifies a path that contains configurations to publish to target computers.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-ComputerName

Specifies one or more computers on which this cmdlet publishes the configuration.

Type:String[]
Aliases:CN, ServerName
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies credentials that are used to access the target device.

Type:PSCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Force

Forces the cmdlet to finish. If the Local Configuration Manager refresh mode is set to PULL, usage of this parameter changes it to PUSH and enables publication of the DSC configuration. Also, if a pending DSC configuration exists, usage of this parameter overwrites that pending configuration.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False