SBS 2003 Health Check

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outstream

Hi All,

I have to run a health check on a client SBS 2003 server.

I have included following checks to run on server:



* Run Microsoft best practices analyzer for sbs 2003 on server



* Run Microsoft best practices analyzer for exchange 2003



* Run Microsoft server performance tool on server



* Check installed memory and available memory



* Check total disk space and free diskspace



* Read performance counters



* Check anti virus performance and updates



* Check windows updates



* Check HP drivers and firmware version …its an HP proliant server



* Check penetration testing for network related issues



Is there anything else that any one can suggest to add in the list? or a
better way of doing it?



Thanks.
 

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Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP]

That is a pretty good list... you left out reviewing the event logs and the
performance and usage reports. Because of that, and the nature of your question
and list, can i assume you are more comfortable with standard servers than
SBS? if so, get a book or two on the subject and use it as a reference if
not read from cover to cover.

Recommended Books:

Windows® Small Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion

http://www.amazon.com/Windows®-Busi...=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241297332&sr=1-3

And OR

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Small...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217269967&sr=8-1


If this is just a general routine exam, not prompted by any symptoms, then
I don't know what other advice to offer. If there are symptoms that you
are looking for a cause, let us know what those are.


-
Larry
Please post the resolution to your
issue so others may benefit
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Get Your SBS Health Check at
www.sbsbpa.com


> Hi All,
>
> I have to run a health check on a client SBS 2003 server.
>
> I have included following checks to run on server:
>
> * Run Microsoft best practices analyzer for sbs 2003 on server
>
> * Run Microsoft best practices analyzer for exchange 2003
>
> * Run Microsoft server performance tool on server
>
> * Check installed memory and available memory
>
> * Check total disk space and free diskspace
>
> * Read performance counters
>
> * Check anti virus performance and updates
>
> * Check windows updates
>
> * Check HP drivers and firmware version .its an HP proliant server
>
> * Check penetration testing for network related issues
>
> Is there anything else that any one can suggest to add in the list? or
> a better way of doing it?
>
> Thanks.
>
 

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Dave Nickason [SBS MVP]

Not sure if this one overlaps the SBS BPA, or by how much, but it's another
one to consider. I would absolutely do this one if there's another domain
controller in addition to the SBS.

Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=dd7a00df-1a5b-4fb6-a8a6-657a7968bd11



"outstream" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
>
> I have to run a health check on a client SBS 2003 server.
>
> I have included following checks to run on server:
>
>
>
> * Run Microsoft best practices analyzer for sbs 2003 on server
>
>
>
> * Run Microsoft best practices analyzer for exchange 2003
>
>
>
> * Run Microsoft server performance tool on server
>
>
>
> * Check installed memory and available memory
>
>
>
> * Check total disk space and free diskspace
>
>
>
> * Read performance counters
>
>
>
> * Check anti virus performance and updates
>
>
>
> * Check windows updates
>
>
>
> * Check HP drivers and firmware version …its an HP proliant server
>
>
>
> * Check penetration testing for network related issues
>
>
>
> Is there anything else that any one can suggest to add in the list? or a
> better way of doing it?
>
>
>
> Thanks.
 

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