The Windows Small Business Server 2008 Best Practices Analyzer was just published last week.  What exactly do the analyzer do?  It will examine a server running Windows Small Business Server 2008 and provide a list of information and any errors, sorted by severity, that administrators should review.  The list describes each issue, and it provides a recommendation about what you should do to resolve the issue. The recommendations are developed by the product support organization for Windows SBS 2008.

What Kind of Information Gets Analyzed?

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 

New Command-Line Utility

The Windows SBS 2008 BPA now includes a command line utility that enables you to run a scan manually or to schedule a scan from a command prompt. The file bpacmd.exe is located in the root folder where you installed the Windows SBS 2008 BPA.

Where Can I Download it?

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Best Practices Analyzer