SBS BPA F.A.Q.

SBS BPA F.A.Q.

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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby]

Today's post will answer some of the common questions we have seen regarding the BPA.

Q: Can the BPA be run from a client?
A: No

Q: Will this tool make changes to my server?
A: No, this tool is read-only

Q: How often will the definitions get updated?
A: The current plan is every 4 months, this may change without notice

Q: How can I provide feedback on this tool?
A: Email: sbsbpabu@microsoft.com

Q: Can the SBS 2003 BPA be run on a non-SBS server?
A: No

Q: Can the BPA be run on an SBS 2000 server?
A: No

Q: I ran the BPA and it’s telling me to make a change that I think will cause problems, what should I do?
A: The BPA is an informational tool designed to provide guidance for the most common error states and misconfigurations.  Specific environments need to be evaluated on an individual basis.

Q: Does this replace the Exchange/ISA/SQL/SharePoint BPAs?
A: No, they are complimentary and not mutually exclusive

For more information on the BPA please see:
How to Use the Windows SBS 2003 BPA
Common Questions
Download BPA

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