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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Editing rule definitions in the health analyzer

SharePoint 2010 has a built-in health analyzer that acts as a best practice analyzer. The health analyzer will report whether or not the farm is compliant with each predefined health rule. The health analyzer builds upon the best practice analyzer from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

There are roughly 65 rules that are categorized as follows:

  • Security
  • Performance
  • Configuration
  • Availability

Each rule is run by a timer job, and each rule has a specific purpose such as checking application pool memory, checking how security is configured on the farm, or checking drive space.

In Central Administration, it is possible to edit existing rules in order to meet the needs of your organization. Changes can ...

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