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Best Practices Analyzer for Windows Server Update Services: Operation

Published: April 27, 2010

Updated: July 19, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server Update Services, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

The information in this section can help you bring Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) running on Windows Server® 2008 R2 into compliance with operation best practices. This is most useful to administrators who have completed a Best Practices Analyzer scan of WSUS, and who want information about how to interpret and resolve scan results that identify areas of WSUS that are noncompliant with operation best practices.

Operation rules are applied to identify best-practice-related possible causes when a role is unable to perform its prescribed tasks in the enterprise. One example of a violation of operation rules that a Best Practices Analyzer scan might find is a service that is paused or stopped.

For more information about Best Practices Analyzer and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer on Microsoft TechNet.

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