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Best Practices Analyzer for Windows Server Update Services: Performance

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

Topics in this section can help you bring into compliance with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) best practices that are running on Windows Server® 2008 R2. Content in this section is most valuable 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 performance best practices.

Performance rules are applied to measure a role’s ability to process requests and, within expected periods of time given the role’s workload, to perform its prescribed duties in the enterprise. Conditions that can affect whether violations of performance rules are found by a Best Practices Analyzer scan include the following:

  • The number of other roles in addition to WSUS that are running on the computer.

  • The volume of network traffic in the enterprise.

  • The number of users or other computers that are served by the role.

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

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