SBS 2003 BPA Updated

SBS 2003 BPA Updated

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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland]

The configuration file for the SBS 2003 BPA has been updated with new rules and a couple of fixes. Some of the new checks include:

  • Checks to see if the  Microsoft Active Directory connector is installed. If so, warns that it will need to be removed prior to attempting to migrate to Windows SBS 2008.
  • Checks for single labeled domain names.
  • Checks to see if the Exchange Site Replication service is running.
  • Warns if the Companyweb DNS record is an A record instead of a CNAME.
  • Checks to ensure that autoapprove.exe has been updated.
  • Verifies that applnch.exe is not set to read only.
  • Checks for the Allocated Memory alert condition.
  • Checks for a web.config file at the root of the default website
  • Verifies the userAccountControl attribute is the default value.
  • Checks to see if the upgrade from WMSDE to full SQL 2000 was completed for the SharePoint instance.
  • Checks for the existence of the Windows SBS default OU’s.
  • Checks for expiring/expired certificates on the default and Companyweb web sites.

You can ensure that you have the latest version of the configuration file by clicking on the "About the Best Practices Analyzer" link on the left, the current (as of 10/22/2008) Configuration File Version is

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  • I am running this on my server and it reports that SBS Service Pack 1 is not installed.

    Under Windows Explorer Help About it shows my version as being

    Version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_gdr.080813-1204: Service Pack 2

    It also reports that the updates for OWA, Vista and the POP3 connector have not been installed when they have been.

    Any thoughts?



  • OK - further update. the OWA issue has now been resolved by running directly on the server.

    The POP3 error (fixable via Windows Update)

    and the Outlook 2007/Vista

    fix won't install with SP2 installed

  • MCFH - See item #4 at the link below which discusses the SBS 2003 SP 1 not installed message :

    Also, the 926505 update will not install until SBS 2003 SP 1 is installed.

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