Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Running and viewing Best Practice Analyzer
Running and viewing Best Practice Analyzer
Listing the Best Practice Analyzer
Get-BPAModel | format-table ID,name -autosize
You will need to know the "ID" and the correct spelling in order to invoke the BPA.
Invoking the Best Practice Analyzer
You can run the Best Practice Analyzer using the Invoke-BPAModel cmdlet.
In the output below notice the success attribute. Use this attribute to determine if the analyzer ran completely.
Getting the results of the BPA
You can view the results of the Best Practice Analyzer using the Get-BPAResult cmdlet.
get-BPAresult Microsoft/Windows/FileServices | export-csv bpaoutput.csv
The results can also be displayed to the screen but often times it scrolls past the buffer. To avoid this issue, use the export-csv command to place the output in an csv file. This file is best reviewed using Excel. The sample output below was opened using NotePad.exe for illustration purposes.
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