Wouldn’t it be great to start 2011, with problem free enterprise platforms?
 
Best Practice Analyzers are free tools available for most Microsoft Enterprise products and they are used to determine the overall health of your platform.
The tools perform read only scans against your environment’s servers and identify items that do not conform to Microsoft best practices.

They should be run on a regular basis as part of your standard operations maintenance plan.

 

I've put together a list (see below) of available Best Practice Analyzers to help you get started.

 

Once you run the tools against your platform, if you identify items of concern that you'd like assistance resolving, please contact your Technical Account Manager and they can help you decide on the best Premier Support service available to help you eg. Logging a case, a full risk assessment analysis and report, Premier Field engineer remediation program etc.

 

 Windows Server (includes PAL, DHCP, Hyper-V, WSUS, Active Directory, Remote Desktop, File Services, DNS)

 

SQL

 

Exchange & Unified Communications

 

Sharepoint, Project Server and Office System

 

Forefront, ISA and Security

 

 Developer

 

Miscellaneous (Small Business Server, Mobile Device Manager, Commerce Server, Biztalk)

I hope this helps and Happy New Year.

Amber Coffey
Technical Account Manager
Microsoft Premier Support Australia