So having had the last 12 months working in SharePoint 2010, there was literally nothing I couldn’t do… or more accurately, there was literally nothing I couldn’t find a solution to on Google.
But now I am back out there at the pointy end, struggling with the simplest points of SharePointDSC.
I have been using this new resource for a total of about 3 hours, and the last 2 hours of that time I have been stumped on creating a new SharePoint Web Application (SPWebApplication).
I had some initial success creating a new Site Collection (SPSite), I even created a SPManagedAccount, but the SPWebApplication proved elusive.
Write-NodeMOFFile : Invalid MOF definition for node 'localhost': Exception calling "ValidateInstanceText" with "1" argument(s): "Convert property 'ApplicationPoolAccount' value from type 'INSTANCE' to type 'STRING' failed
The compile-time error looked like this:
The fix?I knew it was going to be something stupid… I just knew it!
When it comes to the ApplicationPoolAccount parameter, it is expecting the UserName of the account, not the credential with password of the account.