Big changes in MVP Award Program

Hi folks!

Few days ago the MVP Program announced big changes. These changes consists on include every technical expertise in different global categories focused on technology affinity.

In my case I go from Directory Services to Enterprise Mobility.

Here I give you the link where you can read explained all these changes and what are included in every new category.

https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/mvp-award-update

Regards!

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SQL Server Versions by product code

Hi guys,

Today I have needed to know what version of sql server 2012 and service pack my costumer is using in differents Sharepoint 2013 farms. As you know, when you check the help in SQL Management Studio you only see the product code.

With this link you can verify what means every code.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/783.sql-server-versions.aspx

Regards

Backup AD CS

Hi guys,

With the following steps you can backup a CA.

  • Export registry with the following line from command line:

reg export “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CertSvc\Configuration”  c:\CaConfig\backup\configuration.reg /y

  • Open AD CS mmc and make a backup pushing Backup CA, these are the steps:

BackupCA01

When wizard appears push Next.

BackupCA02

Select all check boxes and insert a specified path.

BackupCA03

Insert a passphrase and push Next.

BackupCA04

Push Finish.

BackupCA05

In the folder where you have saved the backup you will find the CA Certificate and the database files.

BackupCA06

Regards!