DSC: A configuration is pending: quick solution

Sometimes a DSC script doesn’t work, fails silently and stays in the system, “pending”. Then, when I try to run a new DSC script I get this error:

A configuration is pending. If you are in Pull mode, please run Update-DscConfiguration to pull a new configuration and apply it. If you are in Push mode, please run Start-DscConfiguration command with -Force parameter to apply a new configuration or run Start-DscConfiguration command with -UseExisting parameter to finish the existing configuration.

Normally I don’t have many deployments running at the same time, so I can afford to run this powershell command:

Remove-DscConfigurationDocument -Stage Pending

This deleted all the pending DSC configurations.

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