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An update is available for Best Practices Analyzer for the Windows Server Update Services role in x64 editions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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This article describes an update for Best Practices Analyzer for the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 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 WSUS role?On a computer that has the WSUS role installed, Best Practices Analyzer scans the server to determine whether the WSUS role is installed and configured correctly.
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 WSUS role, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
Windows Server Update ServicesFor 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 WSUS role component is updated regardless of whether you have installed the WSUS role or not. This behavior makes sure that you have the same experience when you use Best Practices Analyzer for the WSUS role even if you install the role later.
How to install the WSUS roleYou must correctly install the WSUS role to make sure that Best Practices Analyzer is enabled for the WSUS role. One of the methods is to install the WSUS role by using Server Manager. To do this, follow these steps:
How to remove the WSUS roleTo remove the WSUS role, follow these steps: