An update is available for Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role in Windows Server 2008 R2. This update adds six new rules to Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role.
Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role
Best Practices Analyzer can help you implement best practices in the configuration of your Application Server.
After you install Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role on an application server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server AppFabric, Best Practices Analyzer scans the application server role and reports best practice violations. You can filter or exclude unnecessary results from the reports by using Best Practices Analyzer. You can also perform Best Practices Analyzer tasks by using either the Server Manager graphical user interface (GUI) or Windows PowerShell cmdlets.
Rules that are changed in this update
This update adds the following rules in Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role.
AppFabric: Caching Service should be configured on a dedicated server.
For performance considerations, the AppFabric Caching Service should be configured on a dedicated server in a production environment.
AppFabric: SWIS behavior should not configured at the root level
Configuring the SWIS behavior at the server root will make all WF services that use the nameless behavior hosted in this computer durable.
AppFabric: Event Collection service should be started
AppFabric monitoring events cannot be stored in the monitoring database if the Event Collector service is not running.
AppFabric: Workflow Management service should be started
This server will not be able to resume persisted WF instances, and you will not be able to control your WF service instances if the Workflow Management service is not running.
AppFabric: Caching Service should be started
This server cannot be used by a cache cluster if the Caching Service is not running.
AppFabric: AppFabric requires Windows Server features
Windows Server AppFabric will not function correctly until the necessary Windows Server features are enabled.
How to obtain this update
This update is available from the Microsoft Update website:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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To apply this update, you must have Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role installed on a computer that is running an x64-based version of Windows Server 2008 R2. Additionally, you must have the following Microsoft update installed:
981392 An update is available for Best Practices Analyzer for the Application Server role in x64 editions of Windows Server 2008 R2
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update does not replace a previously released update.
The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about Windows Server AppFabric, visit the following Microsoft webpage.