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Best Practices Analyzer for Web Application Proxy



In Windows management, best practices are guidelines that are considered the ideal way, under normal circumstances, to configure a server as defined by experts. For example, it is considered a best practice for most server technologies to keep open only those ports required for the technologies to communicate with other networked computers, and block unused ports. While best practice violations, even critical ones, are not necessarily problematic, they indicate server configurations that can result in poor performance, poor reliability, unexpected conflicts, increased security risks, or other potential problems.

Topics in this section can help you bring Web Application Proxy running on Windows Server 2012 R2 into compliance with best practices. Content in this section is most valuable to administrators who have completed a Best Practices Analyzer scan of Web Application Proxy, and who want information about how to interpret and resolve scan results that identify areas of Web Application Proxy that are noncompliant with best practices.

For more information about Best Practices Analyzer and scans, see Run Best Practices Analyzer Scans and Manage Scan Results.

Web Application Proxy enables you to publish selected HTTP- and HTTPS-based applications from your corporate network to client devices outside of the corporate network. It can use Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) to ensure that users are authenticated before they gain access to published applications. Web Application Proxy also provides proxy functionality for AD FS servers.

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