Monthly Archives: April 2018

What’s in that patch? Apr 2018

NOTE – PDF format updated to include both SharePoint 2013 and 2016 notes.

Ever wondered what fixes are inside of a given CU?   Please see attached PDF with full detail. I wanted a new format for easy reading.   Show management and make the business case for why downtime should be taken to apply CUs.  Also posted at

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What’s in that patch – Apr 2018.PDF

PWA Refresh – Clone Project Server to Lower Env (DEV)

Cloning a project server environment is not a simple procedure.   Wanted to share notes to help others.   Duplicating the SQL databases is a good start.   However, there are internal issues with duplicate GUID (same number already in use) that can create issues.

To resolve that hurdle I coded PowerShell which generates a new GUID and updates Site Collection (SPSite) via TSQL directly.

With a fresh new GUID in place we can follow steps in SharePoint Central Admin, PowerShell, and PWA Settings to bring the new PWA database pairs (SharePoint Content + Project Plans) online for customers.   Word DOC included below with step-by-step detail.   Cheers!  shades_smile

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PWA Refresh Procedure.DOC



Context Diagram


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