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Using the Workflow Manager 1.0 Best Practice Analyzer

Updated: September 7, 2012

This document provides information on the Workflow Manager 1.0 Best Practice Analyzer (BPA), including overview information, system requirements, how to run a BPA scan, and how to view BPA results.

Overview of the Workflow Manager 1.0 Best Practice Analyzer

Workflow Manager 1.0 BPA is a diagnostic tool that is built on the Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer (MBCA) 2.0 technology. Microsoft Workflow Manager 1.0 BPA scans a computer that is running Workflow Manager 1.0, and compares the existing server settings to a predefined set of recommended best practices. After you run a scan, the results are reported on the View Report page of the MBCA user interface.

Workflow Manager 1.0 BPA performs the following tasks:

  • Gathers information about a computer that is running the Workflow Manager 1.0 software.

  • Determines if the server settings comply with a set of best practices that are recommended by Microsoft.

  • Provides a report of the scan results, which identifies variances from the recommended best practices.

  • Identifies conditions that may lead to problems with the server.

  • Recommends solutions to potential problems.

System requirements for Workflow Manager 1.0 Best Practice Analyzer

  • Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 (MBCA 2.0) must be installed on the server and on any computer from which you initiate a BPA scan.

  • Microsoft Workflow Manager 1.0 must be installed on the server.

  • Microsoft Workflow Manager 1.0 BPA must be installed on the server.

Running a Workflow Manager 1.0 BPA scan

Please ensure that you have met the requirements described in the System Requirements section.

  1. Start Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0.

  2. In the Home tab, select Workflow Manager from the dropdown.

  3. Click Start Scan.

Viewing the results of a Workflow Manager 1.0 BPA scan

The Results report categorizes scanned items and displays the items on one of the following page tabs:

  • Noncompliant: Lists the errors or warnings that the Microsoft Windows SBS 2011 BPA scan generated.

  • All: Lists all errors, warnings, and compliances.

Scanned items that are categorized as Noncompliant include the following additional information:

  • Category: Identifies the category of the rule. Rule categories include Security, Performance, Operation, Policy, Configuration, Predeployment, or Prerequisite.

  • Issue: Lists a detailed description of the symptom.

  • Impact: Lists the impact of not meeting this best practice.

  • Resolution: Provides the recommended actions that you can take to resolve the issue.


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