Ranking the SMB rules in the File Services Best Practices Analyzer tool (BPA)

As you probably know, the File Services team provides a Best Practices Analyzer tool (BPA). It includes several rules for the configuration, operation, performance and security of the SMB, NFS, DFS-N, DFS-R and FSRM.

I was recently looking at the pageview statistics for each of the rules for the SMB component and found how how the rules rank in terms of popularity. Here's that list (from most popular to least popular), with the links to TechNet documentation:

  1. SMB: No registry setting for tuning the MaxHashTableSize in TCP/IP should exist

Download the File Services BPA directly from Windows Update or from the Download Center at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8f25a157-16f0-47c1-869e-28ce00e6dd71

Comments (1)

  1. George Bell says:

    Is there a similar document available for Server 2016, PLEASE! BPA is showing us 46 errors or warnings, but we cannot locate any documentation which helps. In fact, BPA’s “More Information about…” in around 8 out of 10 cases simply takes you to a page headed “Windows Server Future Resources and dated “Updated: August 10, 2011”.

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