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An update is available for Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role in Windows Server 2008 R2. This update adds six new rules to Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role.
Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role
Best Practices Analyzer can help you implement best practices in the configuration of your Application Server.
After you install Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role on an application server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server AppFabric, Best Practices Analyzer scans the application server role and reports best practice violations. You can filter or exclude unnecessary results from the reports by using Best Practices Analyzer. You can also perform Best Practices Analyzer tasks by using either the Server Manager graphical user interface (GUI) or Windows PowerShell cmdlets.
Rules that are changed in this update
This update adds the following rules in Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role.
AppFabric: Caching Service should be configured on a dedicated server.
For performance considerations, the AppFabric Caching Service should be configured on a dedicated server in a production environment.
AppFabric: SWIS behavior should not configured at the root level
Configuring the SWIS behavior at the server root will make all WF services that use the nameless behavior hosted in this computer durable.
AppFabric: Event Collection service should be started
AppFabric monitoring events cannot be stored in the monitoring database if the Event Collector service is not running.
Rule 4AppFabric: Workflow Management service should be started
This server will not be able to resume persisted WF instances, and you will not be able to control your WF service instances if the Workflow Management service is not running.
AppFabric: Caching Service should be started
This server cannot be used by a cache cluster if the Caching Service is not running.
AppFabric: AppFabric requires Windows Server features
Windows Server AppFabric will not function correctly until the necessary Windows Server features are enabled.
How to obtain this updateThis update is available from the Microsoft Update website:
http://update.microsoft.comFor more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
PrerequisitesTo apply this update, you must have Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role installed on a computer that is running an x64-based version of Windows Server 2008 R2. Additionally, you must have the following Microsoft update installed:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981392/ )An update is available for Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role in x64 editions of Windows Server 2008 R2
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement informationThis update does not replace a previously released update.
File informationThe global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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824684For more information about Windows Server AppFabric, visit the following Microsoft webpage.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Download details about Windows Server AppFabricFor more information about Best Practices Analyzer for Application Server, visit the following Microsoft webpage.
Introduction to Best Practices Analyzer for Application Server
Additional file information
Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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Article ID: 2386667 - Last Review: November 23, 2010 - Revision: 1.0