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Windows Server 2008 R2 Cool New Features – Cool Feature 1

Posted by Christian Dam on November 13, 2008


When looking at a role in Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 you had a limited number of options:

ws08-role-manager

When looking at the same role in Windows Server 2008 R2 a few more options are available:

ws08r2-role-manager

The Best Practices option is added in R2 and it gives you the possibility to scan your role to check if they adhere to Microsoft defined best practices for that role.

Hit Scan this role to start a scan:

scan

When the scanning is complete, you get a result saying where you are non-compliant

non-compliant

and where you are compliant:

compliant

Getting the properties of any of the tests will give you more information about the test and also point you to a Help Topic to resolve the problem if needed:

properties

This is pretty useful, if you ask me! Unfortunately, the Best Practices scanner is not available for all roles but that will hopefully be added later on.

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