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Microsoft Exchange Server Analyzer - Articles

[This topic is intended to address a specific issue called out by the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool. You should apply it only to systems that have had the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool run against them and are experiencing that specific issue. The Exchange Server Analyzer Tool, available as a free download, remotely collects configuration data from each server in the topology and automatically analyzes the data. The resulting report details important configuration issues, potential problems, and nondefault product settings. By following these recommendations, you can achieve better performance, scalability, reliability, and uptime. For more information about the tool or to download the latest versions, see "Microsoft Exchange Analyzers" at]  

Topic Last Modified: 2006-10-06

The articles in this section correspond to the rules and resulting messages that are generated by the following Microsoft® Exchange Analyzers:

  • Exchange Best Practices Analyzer

  • Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant

The Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant provides access to the following functionalities:

  • Exchange Performance Troubleshooter

  • Exchange Database Troubleshooter

  • Exchange Database Recovery Management

  • Exchange Mail Flow Troubleshooter

Each article describes a single error, warning, or non-default configuration message that could be detected by the Exchange Server Analyzer.

The Microsoft Exchange Analyzers Web page at contains downloads for the current versions of Exchange Best Practice Analyzer and Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant. In addition, the page contains information about system requirements, and a link to a newsgroup for discussion about the analyzers.

If you are running in an environment where you cannot use the automatic updating facility for Exchange Best Practices, you can access the Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer Web Update Pack Web page at Here you will be able to download the most recent configuration and Help files.


If updates are being applied automatically, you do not have to use this download.