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:

Windows: Missing Remote Desktop Setting (Remote tab)

Missing remote settings. Looks like:   Should look like: Has the license key been installed properly? Reactivate using this method:

Reference: Technet

Linux: Postfix Mail Server

Adding clients that are allowed to relay: Make sure the following line exists in /etc/postfix/

Add IP address to /etc/postfix/access (  OK) Run the following:

Sending a test email from the server: