Best Practices are the data component for a new Windows Server 2008 R2, management model-based value proposition: Best Practices Analyzer (BPA). Best Practices Analyzer allows customers to reduce troubleshooting overhead by efficiently and proactively diagnosing and addressing common server configuration problems and maintaining optimal server configurations. The value proposition is enabled in the Server Manager console--discoverable, easy-to-use, on-demand analysis and reporting of actual vs. best practice configurations for Server roles in a server environment. This session takes a closer look at the value to customers and a walkthrough to see Best Practices Analyzer in action. The session includes a series of demos with Best Practices Analyzer experience through both the Server Manager UI and the online portal on TechNet with detailed resolution steps that address the most complex of configuration problems. The demos dive into the power of full cmdline experience with reporting capabilities and Best Practices analysis with remoting to a full server, server core, and use of PowerShell cmdlets.
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