Windows Server Solutions BPA Updated January 2013

Update Rollup 4 for Windows Server Solutions BPA (KB2796170) is now available via Microsoft Update. New Rules Added DefWebSiteExtended – This rule checks whether the default website is extended correctly. RemoteVDirAuthentication – This rule checks whether Anonymous Authentication is disabled. SelfUpdateVDirSSL – This rule checks whether the SSL protocol is enabled or Anonymous Authentication is… Read more

Known Issue in Windows Server Solutions BPA Update Rollup 3

After you update Windows Server Solutions BPA with UR3 and execute it on Small Business Server 2011 Standard, it displays a warning: The /EWS virtual directories maxRequestLength doesn’t match the get-transportconfig MaxSendSize The checking logic of this rule is incorrect. If you modify the value as per the Resolution, it will impact most of the… Read more

Windows Server Solutions BPA Updated June 2012

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shammi Dua and Charanjeet Singh from Commercial Technical Support] Update Rollup 3 for WSSG BPA (KB 2699813) is now available via Microsoft Updates, along with its installation tool (KB 2698659). How to get BPA Update Rollup SBS 2011 Standard: By default, Microsoft Update points to the WSUS service… Read more

Windows Server Solutions BPA Updated February 2012

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland from Commercial Technical Support] There are 46 new rules in this release of the WSSG BPA. Currently the total number of checks per SKU breaks down as (total of 153 total rules (this includes one for showing the model version and one for showing the number… Read more

Windows Server Solutions BPA Updated September 2011

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland from Commercial Technical Support] The September update for the WSSG BPA has now been released, adding 59 new rules.  Currently the total number of checks per SKU breaks down as (total of 107 total rules) Small Business Server 2011 Standard Edition         102 Small Business Server 2011… Read more

Windows Server Solutions BPA Checklist

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland from Commercial Technical Support] Earlier this month we published a post introducing the new Windows Server Solutions BPA, which is currently available for download.  Below is a list of the checks, broken down by each product supported, that the Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer (BPA)… Read more

Introducing the Windows Server Solutions BPA

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland from Commercial Technical Support] The Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) examines a server that is running: Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Standard Edition Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 The BPA will present a… Read more

SBS 2003 and 2008 BPA Updated

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland from Commercial Technical Support] The configuration file for the SBS 2003 BPA has been updated with new rules. Some of the new checks include: Check for IP restrictions set on the SMTP virtual server Updated check for the OS DST update Updated checks for WSUS Service… Read more

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… Read more