Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer – BPA

Saturday, November 14, 2009 |

I used to use BPA (Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer) tool for all my SQL Server 2005 servers. It is really very helpful.

The SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) gathers data from Microsoft Windows and SQL Server configuration settings. BPA uses a predefined list of SQL Server 2005 recommendations and best practices to determine if there are potential issues in the database environment.

You can download this really very useful tool from here.

BTW, you can use this tool with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 only. BPA for SQL Server 2008 is not available yet.

Reference: Ritesh Shah
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