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This article describes an update for Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role on a computer that is running any x64-based edition of Windows Server 2008 R2.
What is Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role?On a computer that has the Application Server role installed, Best Practices Analyzer scans the computer to determine whether the Application Server 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 Application Server role, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
General information about the Application Server 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 Application Server role component is updated regardless of whether you have installed the Application Server role or not. This behavior makes sure that you have the same experience when you use Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role even if you install the role later.
How to install the Application Server roleYou must correctly install the Application Server role to make sure that Best Practices Analyzer is enabled for the Application Server role.
For more information about how to install the Application Server role, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
Install the Application Server role on your computer
How to remove the Application Server roleTo remove the Application Server role, follow these steps: