Description of the Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool

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SUMMARY

The Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool automatically examines a Microsoft Exchange Server deployment and determines whether the configuration is set according to the recommended best practices. You can install the Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool on a client computer that is running Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1.

With the correct network access, the Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool can examine your whole Active Directory directory service and Microsoft Exchange organization, and then generate a list of possible issues. The following list contains examples of the list of issues that may be generated:
  • Sub-optimal configuration settings.
  • Unsupported, or nonrecommended options.
  • The general health of a system.
  • Troubleshooting for specific problems.
You can run the Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool against a whole deployment, a specific server, or a set of servers.

The Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool examines servers that are running Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. Additionally, the Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool examines Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 servers when they are part of a mixed-mode topology. However, the Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool cannot examine a pure Exchange Server 5.5 deployment.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/bb288481.aspx
To download the Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DBAB201F-4BEE-4943-AC22-E2DDBD258DF3

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Article ID: 892213 - Last Review: November 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
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