Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer v2.8

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The Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer is designed for administrators who want to determine the overall health of their Exchange servers and topology. The tool scans Exchange servers and identifies items that do not conform to Microsoft best practices.
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    6.8 MB

      The Exchange Best Practices Analyzer programmatically collects settings and values from data repositories such as Active Directory, registry, metabase and performance monitor. Once collected, a set of comprehensive ‘best practice’ rules are applied to the topology.
      Administrators running this tool will get a detailed report listing the recommendations that can be made to the environment to achieve greater performance, scalability and uptime.

      Note Exchange Best Practices Analyzer v2.8 should not be used to scan Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010. In Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010, the Best Practices Analyzer is installed during Exchange Setup and can be run from the Exchange Management Console Toolbox.

      Support Life Cycle Statement for this Tool Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer v2.8 follows the Microsoft Lifecycle policy of Exchange Server 2003, which is in Extended Support since April 2009. For more information on the Extended Support phase refer to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle page.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

      • Click here to view the system requirements for the Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool

      NOTE: It is recommended that this tool is installed and executed on a workstation rather than an Exchange server.
      1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or select a different language from the Change language drop-down list and click Go.
      2. Do one of the following:
        • To start the installation immediately, click Run.
        • To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.
        • To cancel the installation, click Cancel.

      To uninstall:
      1. Make sure the application is not running.
      2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel (in Windows XP, click Start and then click Control Panel).
      3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
      4. Select the application to uninstall.
      5. Click Add or Remove (in Windows XP and Windows 2000, click Change or Remove Programs).
    • This tool is supported through the Microsoft Exchange community newsgroups. See here for more information.

      Your use of this tool is governed by the terms and conditions of the end user license agreement which can be found in the installer package.

      If you do not agree with those terms and conditions, do not use the software.