Windows Server 2012 Server Manager has a dashboard view for all your servers you connect in Server Manager:
This dashboard shows all your connected servers, and their roles. It also will display a red color if any of them have outstanding alerts. In the above graphic – you can see that I have issues with “Manageability”. You can click “Manageability” which is a hyperlink and brings up:
I can see the issue is, that BPA results are unavailable. This is because I haven’t run a BPA scan yet. We can run a BPA scan via the UI, or PowerShell.
In the UI – select a server or role, and scroll down to Best Practices Analyzer. Choose Tasks, and start BPA Scan.
To do the same thing in PowerShell, see: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831400.aspx
Open a PowerShell prompt as an Administrator. Run “Get-BPAModel|Invoke-BPAModel”
Note: This may throw a ton of errors as it tries to inspect the BPA model for roles and features that are not present on this server.
Once this completes, and we refresh Server Manager, I can see I still have issues, however, they are no longer about the BPA not being run under Manageability, they have shifted to issues with BPA results, and my Hyper-V role shows healthy:
Now – we can go into the BPA results, and determine if we want to correct each, or ignore. I am going to exclude the results of the Filer Services not being installed:
Voila! Healthy Dashboard: