SBS 2003 BPA Has Been Updated

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

  • Checks for occurrences of the Windows SBS Server Status report timing out
  • Checks for Mailbox Manager policies enabled on recipient policies
  • Check for non default value of the otherWellKnownObjects attribute of the Configuration container
  • Checks if there is a mismatch files between the store.exe and exoledb.dll files
  • Verify that there is not a smarthost specified on the Virtual server
  • Verify Sysvolready registry key equal to 1
  • Verify that the sysvol share exist
  • Check for events in the event log indicating that the server is in Journal wrap
  • Check to verify that DCOM is enabled
  • Check for the existence of a postmaster account
  • Check to see if your email domain is specified in the msExchTurfListNames attribute
  • Check to ensure that Integrated Windows Authentication is enabled on the default SMTP virtual server
  • Check to make sure that there are no unchecked email addresses in a recipient policy
  • Check to ensure the Administrator’s primary group is the Domain users group
  • Check to see if the Exchange functional level is at Native mode

You can check to ensure that you have the latest version of the configuration file by clicking on the About the Best Practices Analyzer link on the left. This should show the Configuration File Version as (as of 3/31/2009)