The Small Business Server ‘BPA’ – Best Practices Analyzer was publicly released today on the Download Center.

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I received this from Mariëtte Knap from smallbizserver.net today:
 
The Small Business Server ‘BPA’ – Best Practices Analyzer was publicly released today on the Center.
 
Download Center Page:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3874527A-DE19-49BB-800F-352F3B6F2922&displaylang=en
 
Knowledge Base Article:  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;940439
 
Official Post:  http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/10/16/sbs-now-has-a-best-practices-analyzer.aspx
 
This tool applies the collective knowledge of product into over 250 rules, warnings, and errors easily run on any SBS 2003 se! rver.
 
Regards
Mariëtte Knap
SBS
 
At a 1.1 MB download this download won’t break the bank! If you’ve used any of the BPA’s you know how easy they are to use. This one is no different. Bearing in mind HOW MUCH is squeezed into the average SBS platform – , , , ISA, etc, there a LOT to analyze. Having run this on my OWN SBS server I quickly found a few things that needed fixing and it didn’t take more than a minute.
 
This SBS BPA doesn’t replace the Exchange and ISA and other BPA’s you may be using on SBS allready, but it does give you another SBS specific tool to run.
Also, if you’re maintaining your own SBS or someone else’s this is a GREAT place to start!