PowerShell DSC: A configuration is pending (MI RESULT 11)

On my vertical learning curve of the awesomeness that is DCS: When trying to apply a MOF configuration to a server (push), the change was not being reflected and I received the error:

Googling the error led me to…

Active Directory: Time Server

A quick one on running AD as an authoritative time server. My AD server and member servers, workstation etc had lost about 15 minutes over several months. Fix:

Reference: Technet Forum And the other trick that I actually think…

Installing full Microsoft SQL Management Studio

To install the full version and not Express: Obtain the full versoin binaries and mount / extract. From an elevated command prompt, run:

Where e: is the drive containing the binaries. This works for SQL Server 2012. Reference: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10452851/where-is-sql-server-management-studio-2012