Monday, November 22, 2004

New version soon:Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool


From Exchange Blog: One of the highlights of this week’s IT Forum was Paul Bowden’s presentation on the Exchange Best Practices Analyser (ExBPA) which took place yesterday. It was a very informative session. Given that this tool has been out for almost two months, hopefully by now you will have given it a whirl in your environment. If you haven’t, you’re missing out on something really good, and remember, it’s free! The tool has been downloaded 85000 times, which apparently is some five times the number of downloads of the IMF.

Version 1.1 is due to be released in the second week of December, with version 2.0 expected to follow early next year.

Updates are published every two weeks or so. With v1.0 only rules updates are downloaded. Version 1.1 will download both new rules and also updates to the tool itself.

The current issue where it can take up to 5 minutes for the tool to be useable on a machine that doesn’t have internet access as it tries to update itself has been fixed in v1.1. A cancel button has also been added.

A MOM management pack will be included with v2. Additional localised languages will be supported in v2 as well. Continue At Source

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