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Windows® Small Business Server 2008: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by Craig Zacker

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Using the Windows SBS 2008 Best Practices Analyzer

As discussed in Chapter 1, the designers of Windows SBS 2008 have made many of the installation and configuration decisions that Windows Server 2008 administrators must make themselves. The default server configuration implements a series of best practices by installing certain roles and features and configuring them to create a standard Windows SBS server configuration.

These best practices are not required to run Windows SBS 2008; you can make whatever changes to the operating system and its applications you want. However, you should be conscious of the repercussions that deviations from the standard configuration can have. The Windows SBS 2008 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) is a tool that can ...

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