Restore-​Dsc​Configuration

Reapplies the previous configuration for the node.

Syntax

Restore-DscConfiguration
       [-AsJob]
       [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
       [-Confirm]
       [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
       [-WhatIf]
       [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Restore-DscConfiguration cmdlet reapplies the previous configuration for the node, if a previous configuration exists. Specify computers by using Common Information Model (CIM) sessions. If you do not specify a target computer, the cmdlet restores the configuration of the local computer. If there is no previous configuration for a particular node, this cmdlet returns an error message.

This cmdlet does not support the Confirm parameter.

Examples

Example 1: Restore the configuration for the local computer

PS C:\> Restore-DscConfiguration

This command restores the configuration for the local computer.

Example 2: Restore configuration for a specified computer

PS C:\> $Session = New-CimSession -ComputerName "Server01" -Credential ACCOUNTS\PattiFuller
PS C:\> Restore-DscConfiguration -CimSession $Session

This example restores configuration on a computer specified by a CIM session. The example creates a CIM session for a computer named Server01 for use with the cmdlet. Alternatively, create an array of CIM sessions to apply the cmdlet to multiple specified computers.

The first command creates a CIM session by using the New-CimSession cmdlet, and then stores the CimSession object in the $Session variable. The command prompts you for a password. For more information, type Get-Help New-CimSession.

The second command restores the configuration for the computers identified by the CimSession objects stored in the $Session variable, in this case, the computer named Server01.

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Indicates that this cmdlet runs the command as a background job.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-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-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet.

Type:CimSession[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
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
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet.

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