My vNext Release fails with SSL error

Problem: I am trying to deploy using Release Management vNext pipeline and I receive the following error: Connecting to remote server MyServer failed with the following error message : The server certificate on the destination computer (MyServer:5986) has the following errors:    ... [More]

Is DSC an upgrade to Agent-based pipelines?

There have been a lot of questions from customers and on internal distribution list lately on Release Management, Agent-based vs vNext and how best to deploy to PaaS.  So instead of answering the same questions over and over again I decided to write this post and just point them here. There ar... [More]

Never forget -Verbose again

Working with DSC I am constantly having to type –Verbose on my Start-DscConfiguration calls.  However, I stumbled across this cool feature of PowerShell that I thought I would share that will set the –Verbose switch on all your calls for you. PowerShell has a collection of Preferen... [More]

Missing WinRMPort in Server DNSName xxx

Problem  From Release Management I am getting the following error when I attempt a DSC deployment “Missing WinRMPort in Server DNSName xxx” Solution Make sure and include the port when adding a server to your environment.

Start-DscConfiguration access denied

Problem: When I try and execute Start-DscConfiguration I get the following error message: The WS-Management service cannot process the request. The WMI service returned an 'access denied' error. + CategoryInfo : PermissionDenied: (root/Microsoft/...gurationManager:String) [], CimExcepti... [More]