Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Windows Server Solutions Best Practice Analyzer (BPA)

Wow, the new Best Practice analyzer is up and ready for download! This new BPA can be installed on the following products and will show you best practices for each one!

  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
  • Windows Multipoint Server 2011
  • Windows Storage Server 2010 R2 Essentials

So if you’re unsure if you’re doing something right, or want to make sure you’re following best practices, get the BPA installed!

UPDATE: As called out in the comments, you'll also need the Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 before installing.


Anonymous said...

its actually the old one:)
but anything is better than nothing i guess

Sean Daniel said...

I show the date published as today.. how do you say this is the old one?

Andrew said...

Sean, it might be helpful if you include a link to the 'Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0' which appears to be a prerequisite of BPA.

Tim Sullivan said...

I installed this and ran it and it comes up with virtually no results at all. I did install the MBCA 2.0 before installing the BPA. Am I missing something?

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This is a helpful tool so you can see to it that the server you're using meets or even exceeds standards.

Sean Daniel said...

Andrew, thanks for the link to the BCA 2.0.. I'll update the post with that.

Tim, no results is good, I think we only comment on bad things

Peter Perry said...

It's still version 1.0 even though the publish date is 2/23. Susan Bradley noted it as well.


Sean Daniel said...

I did talk to our Sustained Engineering guys, and they did confirm that this BPA only adds additional products, it doesn't actually update any of the tests to existing products at this time.