An update is available for Best Practices Analyzer for the File Services role in x64 editions of Windows Server 2008 R2

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INTRODUCTION

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

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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:
  • DFS Namespaces
  • DFS Replication
  • File Server Resource Manager
  • Services for Network File System
  • The Server service

    Note The Server service processes any Server Message Block (SMB) request.
Important The scan operation of Best Practices Analyzer does not change any system configurations.

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 role
For more information about Best Practices Analyzer, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
General information about Best Practices Analyzer

Update information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Prerequisite

No 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 role

You 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:
  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
  2. In Server Manager, right-click Roles, and then click Add Roles to start the Add Roles Wizard.
  3. On the Before You Begin page, click Next.
  4. On the Server Roles page, click to select the File Services check box, and then click Next.
  5. On the File Services page, click Next.
  6. On the Select Role Services page, click Next.
  7. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, click Install.
Note If a shared folder exists on the computer before the File Services role is installed, Server Manager shows that the File Services role is already installed. In this case, Best Practices Analyzer for the File Services role is not available. To work around this issue, perform any one of the following tasks:
  • Remove all existing shared folders, and then install the File Services role.
  • Install any role service of the File Services role by using Server Manager.

How to remove the File Services role

To remove the File Services role, follow these steps:
  • Click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
  • In Server Manager, right-click Roles, and then click Remove Roles to start the Remove Roles Wizard.
  • On the Before You Begin page, click Next.
  • On the Remove Server Roles page, click to clear the File Services check box, and then click Next.
  • On the Confirm Removal Selections page, click Remove.

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Article ID: 981111 - Last Review: October 12, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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