Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) is a server management tool included with Windows Server® 2008 R2. BPA can help administrators reduce best practice violations by scanning one or more roles that are installed on Windows Server 2008 R2, and reporting best practice violations to the administrator. Roles that support BPA scans in Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta include the following:
Active Directory Certificate Services
Active Directory Domain Services
Web Server (IIS)
Remote Desktop Services
When scans find aspects of a role that are not compliant with best practices, you can open the noncompliant scan results, read more about what’s not compliant, and click links to open step-by-step guidance on the Web that helps you bring your role into compliance.
The step-by-step guidance for resolving all available BPA rules is now available on the Windows Server 2008 R2 TechCenter. Take a look at some of the best practices for which BPA can scan your roles, or install Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta, scan BPA-supported roles, and access the online resolution content for over 80 best practice violations from within scan results.
Like any topic available on the TechCenter, you can provide feedback and ratings on BPA resolution topics, at the top right side of every topic, on the Library tab. Detailed feedback about what you like and don’t like about the topics helps Microsoft to improve them. You can also discuss your experiences with BPA and the best practice resolution content in the Windows Server Management forum.