Note This update was revised on October 23, 2012 to apply to Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. If you have previously applied the original version of KB 977239 update, no further action is needed. If you have not previously installed this update, you should apply this update.
What is Best Practices Analyzer?Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) is a server management tool that is available in Windows Server 2008 R2. BPA reports best practice violations to the administrator after BPA scans the roles that are installed on Windows Server 2008 R2. Administrators can filter out unnecessary information from BPA reports that they do not have to see. Administrators can also perform BPA tasks by using either the Server Manager GUI, or Windows PowerShell cmdlets. For more information about Best Practices Analyzer and scans, see the Best Practices Analyzer Help.
About the Network Policy and Access Services BPA UpdateThe update described contains best practice benchmarks against which Network Policy and Access Services (also known as NPAS) running on Windows Server 2008 R2 can be evaluated. After this update is installed on a server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2, you can run Best Practices Analyzer scans on Network Policy and Access Services that will help you bring the role into compliance with best practices.
You can use the Network Policy and Access Services update for Best Practices Analyzer to scan a server that is running the following role services:
- Network Policy Server
- Health Registration Authority
- Routing and Remote Access Services
Update informationThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the update package now.