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This is the built-in help made by Microsoft for the command 'Get-DscConfiguration', in PowerShell version 5 - as retrieved from Windows version 'Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' PowerShell help files on 2016-06-23.

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Gets the current configuration of the nodes.


Get-DscConfiguration [-AsJob] [-CimSession [<CimSession[]>]] [-ThrottleLimit [<Int32>]] [<CommonParameters>]

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The Get-DscConfiguration cmdlet gets the current configuration of the nodes, if the configuration exists. Specify computers by using Common Information Model (CIM) sessions.
If you do not specify a target computer, the cmdlet gets the configuration from the local computer.



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Example 1: Get the configuration for the local computer

PS C:\> Get-DscConfiguration

This command gets the current state for the local computer.

Example 2: Get the configuration for a specified computer

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

This example gets the current state from 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 gets the current configuration for the computers identified by the CimSession objects stored in the $Session variable, in this case, the computer named