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From the Official SBS Blog - SBS now has a Best Practices Analyzer!

You have seen the Exchange, SQL, Security and Windows best practice scanners, well now we have all that SBS expertise wrapped up into an SBS scanner - enjoy!!

SBS now has a Best Practices Analyzer!

The Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices Analyzer examines a server that is running Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS) and presents a list of information and errors that administrators should review.

The Windows SBS Best Practices Analyzer examines the server and collects configuration information from many sources including:

  • Active Directory
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • Registry 
  • Metabase

After collecting information about server configuration, the Windows SBS Best Practices Analyzer verifies that the information is correct and then presents administrators with a list of issues sorted by severity. The list describes each issue and provides a recommendation or possible solution.

http://mscompub/dmt/dialogs/preview/PreviewResources/img/1ptrans.gif

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Any version of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003)

Links

KB article

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940439

Download

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3874527A-DE19-49BB-800F-352F3B6F2922&displaylang=en

So take a look and let us know what you think about it! (Feedback email address is in the KB article).

The Official SBS Blog : SBS now has a Best Practices Analyzer!

 

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David


Posted Tue, Oct 16 2007 7:17 AM by David Overton

Comments

AdamV wrote re: From the Official SBS Blog - SBS now has a Best Practices Analyzer!
on Tue, Oct 16 2007 1:14 PM

Great news!

Looks like MS are really going out of their way to provide tools to aid people in checking their deployments - especially useful to anyone taking over an existing setup (whether as an internal IT person or external support company).

Similar announcement recently about the Best Practices analyser for Group Policy:

veroblog.wordpress.com/.../group-policy-best-practice-analyser-tool-available

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