Implementing an SMB DSC pull server

There are two different types of DSC pull server that you can implement: SMB-based and web-based. The SMB-based pull server approach is most useful on a private routable network, one where all nodes can reach the centralized configuration and resource pull server shares. For high availability, you could set up an SMB pull server on a clustered, scaled-out file server.

DSC uses MOF to communicate the desired state to a node. The LCM on a node, in effect, configures the node based on whatever the MOF file says. MOF files are, at rest, just plaintext documents, and are not encrypted or signed. If your private network is secure, then the SMB pull server is easier to set up and configure. If security is an issue, ...

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