Setting up a DSC pull client

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows PowerShell 5.0


The Pull Server (Windows Feature DSC-Service) is a supported component of Windows Server however there are no plans to offer new features or capabilities. It is recommended to begin transitioning managed clients to Azure Automation DSC (includes features beyond Pull Server on Windows Server) or one of the community solutions listed here.

Each target node has to be told to use pull mode and given the URL or file location where it can contact the pull server to get configurations and resources, and where it should send report data.

The following topics explain how to set up pull clients:


These topics apply to PowerShell 5.0. To set up a pull client in PowerShell 4.0, see Setting up a pull client using configuration ID in PowerShell 4.0.