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This article describes an update for Best Practices Analyzer for the File Services role on a computer that is running any x64-based edition of Windows Server 2008 R2.
This update was revised on 10/9/12 to extend offering to Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. Customers who applied this update prior to installing Service Pack 1 are not affected. Customers who did not previously apply this update may now apply it after installing Service Pack 1
What is Best Practices Analyzer for the File Services role?On a computer that has the File Services role installed, Best Practices Analyzer scans the computer to determine whether the File Services role is installed and configured correctly. Additionally, Best Practices Analyzer scans one or more of the following local services and role services:
Best Practices Analyzer generates a report of the scan results. If any problems are identified, they are displayed in the report as a list of issues that you can sort by severity. The report also contains recommendations together with links to the instructions that describe how to resolve these issues.
For more information about the File Services role, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
General information about the File Services roleFor more information about Best Practices Analyzer, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
General information about Best Practices Analyzer
Update informationThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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PrerequisiteNo prerequisites are required to install this update. After you install this update, the File Services role component is updated regardless of whether you have installed the File Services role or not. This behavior makes sure that you have the same experience when you use Best Practices Analyzer for the File Services role even if you install the role later.
How to install the File Services roleYou must correctly install the File Services role to make sure that Best Practices Analyzer is enabled for the File Services role. One of the methods is to install the File Services role by using Server Manager. To do this, follow these steps:
How to remove the File Services roleTo remove the File Services role, follow these steps: