Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer Web Update Pack

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Configuration, rule, and help updates for the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer v2.8.
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      This download contains the latest XML and ExBPA.chm files. Use this package to update your existing installation of the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer. NOTE: If Internet connectivity is available, the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer will attempt to automatically update itself from the Internet. Where updates are being applied automatically, there is no need to download the Web Update Pack.

      To find out which version of ExBPA.Config.xml is installed on your computer, click the 'About Exchange Best Practices Analyzer' link within the tool. The upper version number refers to the core application (e.g. 2.9.7926.0), the lower version is for the configuration XML file.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Professional Edition , Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional Edition

      Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer Tool 2.8
    • Download and run the package. When prompted, extract the files to your Exchange Best Practices Analyzer program folder (usually C:\Program Files\ExBPA\en).
    • Web Update Pack History - First web update pack for v2.8. Includes minor updates and refinements. - Minor updates and refinements mostly for Exchange Server 2007. - Minor updates and refinements to the tool. - Minor updates and refinements to the tool. - Updated the pack to include the latest rules and documentation for version 2.7 of the tool. This includes the Exchange 2007 Readiness Check. - Transport event sink checking, plus over fifty new analysis rules. - Minor enhancements and fixes. Enhanced support for Small Business Server, Exchange Server 2003 SP2, and third-party antivirus products. - Major rules update including improvements in over fifty areas. Enhanced support for Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2. - Updated the pack to include the latest rules and documentation for version 2.5 of the tool. This also includes support for Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2. - Updated the pack to include the latest rules and documentation for version 2.1 of the tool. - Minor rule refinements and enhancements. New network interface card and TCP/IP checking capabilities. Enhanced detection for SMTP open relay conditions. - First web update pack for v2. Over 50 new rules added, including support for Windows Server 2003 SP1. - Minor rule refinements and conditioning. Fixed a bug where the tool would only collect data about one set of cluster nodes in any one scan. - Approximately 50 new rules added to detect the following conditions: Missing Exchange binary files, presence of recovery storage groups, availability check for the primary DNS server, Exchange process TCP port conflicts, and checks for over 25 non-default settings. - Updated to correspond with the 1.1 release of the tool. New checking abilities for FSMO roles, directory replication connectors, ISA server, recently installed Windows and Exchange updates, and cluster node discrepancy detection. Additionally, updates to the network subsystem and Trend Micro ScanMail rules have been made. - Introduced over 30 new rules covering the following areas: Content Indexing, LeakDiag, Active Directory Connector, deleted objects, PAE extensions, Simpler-Webb ERM, large databases, and server name mismatches. This version also correctly detects and skips failed Exchange cluster nodes. - Improved baseline rules output. Introduced new rules which detect recently modified changes. Updates to existing rules in the following areas: server name resolution, operating system version detection, cluster heartbeat configuration, content indexing, SBS2000, SBS2003, virtual memory, debug settings. - New grouping mechanism introduced. Minor updates to existing rules in the following areas: Paged pool memory, HBA, CPU configuration, Store service, License Logging service, SBS2003. - Minor updates to existing rules. Fix-ups for critical errors seen when running against SBS2003. Refinements made to the open relay test. Added maximum time thresholds for collecting data from domain controller and global catalog servers. - New rules and functionality update. Added Connectivity Test and Baseline scan types. Added over 60 new rules to improve error detection. - Configuration file supplied with the Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer 1.0 download
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