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Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) Tool

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The ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool is designed for administrators who want to determine the overall health of their ISA Server computers and to diagnose current problems. The tool scans the configuration settings of the local ISA Server computer and reports issues that do not conform to the recommended best practices.
  • Details

    Version:
    Date Published:

    7.0.1

    5/4/2009

    File name:
    File size:

    IsaBPA.msi

    15.1 MB

      The ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) is a diagnostic tool that automatically performs specific tests on configuration data collected on the local ISA Server computer from the ISA Server hierarchy of administration COM objects, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes, the system registry, files on disk, and the Domain Name System (DNS) settings.

      The resulting report details critical configuration issues, potential problems, and information about the local computer. By following the recommendations of the tool, administrators can achieve greater performance, scalability, reliability, and uptime.

      The ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer is supplied with two supplemental tools.

      • The ISA Data Packager enables you to create a single .cab file containing ISA Server diagnostic information that can be easily sent to Microsoft Product Support Services for analysis.

      • BPA2Visio generates a Microsoft Office Visio® 2003 or Visio 2007 diagram of your network topology as seen from an ISA Server computer or any Windows computer based on output from the ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool.
  • System Requirements

    Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

      • ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition
      • ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1
      • ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2
      • ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 2
      • ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition with Service Pack 3
      • ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 3
      • ISA Server 2006 Standard Edition
      • ISA Server 2006 Enterprise Edition
      • Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG), Medium Business Edition

      • Required: Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 or above
      • Required: Microsoft Office Visio 2007 or Visio 2003 (on computers that run BPA2Visio)

      Note. ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition should be installed only on computers running Windows Server 2003, and ISA Server 2006 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition can be installed only on computers running Windows Server 2003.
  • Install Instructions

      To install the ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool, run the Microsoft Installer file, IsaBPA.msi, on the computer where you will run the tool, and follow the prompts on the screen. The installer will create a folder named Microsoft IsaBPA, located by default at %programfiles% on your system drive, and will copy the required files to this new folder.

      You can use the ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer on any computer on which ISA Server 2004 or ISA Server 2006 is installed.

      You can run BPA2Visio on a computer on which ISA Server is not installed.
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