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What's New: Health Analyzer

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 introduces SharePoint Health Analyzer, an extensible, rules-based infrastructure that monitors and maintains the health of SharePoint Foundation throughout a server farm. It is designed to check automatically for potential configuration, performance, and security problems and to identify issues to farm administrators.

SharePoint Health Analyzer monitors the farm by applying a set of health rules. A health rule is executable code that is deployed in a compiled assembly at the farm level and registered with SharePoint Health Analyzer by a farm administrator. A number of health rules are included with SharePoint Foundation. You can create and deploy additional rules by writing code that uses the SharePoint Foundation object model.

For more information, see Building Block: Health Rules.