SBS 2008 BPA Is Live

The Windows Small Business Server 2008 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) examines a server that is running Windows® Small Business Server 2008 (Windows SBS 2008) and presents a list of information and errors that administrators should review. It collects information about server configuration from many sources including:

  • Active Directory Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • Registry
  • Metabase

After collecting information about the server configuration, the Windows SBS 2008 BPA verifies that the information is correct, and then it presents administrators with a list of information and issues sorted by severity. The list describes each issue, and it provides a recommendation or possible solution.

You can download the Windows SBS 2008 BPA from the Microsoft Web site (