Comments (4)

  1. BlueSky2010 says:

    Hi Syed,

    Great article!

    I've a farm installed with Windows authentication and now we need to switch it to SQL authentication. I'm seeing your steps are pretty straightforward creating the new farm with SQL authentication. Do you know whether I would be able to restore my existing farm on the SQL authenticated farm (and have all the configuration/ customization/data intact)? Current farm uses forms based authentication and SQL membership provider. Also some custom solutions deployed. Not sure what would happen with those. Any experience with these?

    I guess in worst case content databases can be just attached, right?

    Really appreciate any feedback!

    Thanks in advanced.

  2. Syed-MSFT says:

    Apologies.. I was not that active to answer the questions posted here..

    Hi Sean, thank you for the comments. The latest cumulative update for SharePoint Server 2010 does include features like starting User Profile Sync Service, changing SQL Account password even on farms built using SQL Authentication, thereby the same will be applicable in SharePoint 2013 (in most cases)

    However with that being said, I'm sure there will be some functionalities which may not work in SP2013 when using SQL Authentication. I'm yet to explore that!

  3. Very good content, congratulations.

  4. Sean van Zyl says:

    This is a great article. Do you know if there are any known issues or limitations with SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server Authentication

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