ExBPA 2.0 now released

It’s now on the web…


Announcing the second version of the highly popular Exchange Server Best Practices Analyser tool (BPA).  To date over 200,000 customers have downloaded and run the tool.  Exchange Server Best Practices Analyser automatically examines an Exchange Server 2000 or 2003 deployment and determines if the configuration is set according to Microsoft best practices.

New in the Exchange BPA V 2.0 release:

  • · Support for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005
  • · Available in all server languages:  French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Korean
  • And much more…DNS collector, new export capabilities, improved scanning scope, command line flexibility, group expansion collector, last backup times collector, permission checking infrastructure, perf sampling, scheduling capabilities


Maintaining the health and optimal performance of a Microsoft Exchange Server deployment just got easier. You might think of this tool as a “Microsoft engineer in-a-box”. By pairing our infrastructure expertise and Microsoft’s tool, we will analyze the configuration and health of your entire deployment, or even a specific server, and offer step-by-step guidance to help resolve issues.

Tool Highlights:

  • · Generates a list of issues, such as suboptimal configuration settings or unsupported options
  • · Judges the overall health and captures a summary of the entire Exchange environment
  • · Helps troubleshoot specific server deployment problems
  • · Points you to self-updating help documentation to get to a resolution fast


For more information see: http://web.archive.org/web/20051210052427/http://www.microsoft.com/exchange and http://web.archive.org/web/20051210052427/http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/downloads

There will be a Webcast on 10 May, 2005.

The original Webcast was posted to http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032259582&CountryCode=US and the May 2005 Webcast will be linked from http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/tnexchangeserver.mspx