Requirements for Best Practices Analyzer


Topic Last Modified: 2011-02-10

You can use Lync Server 2010 Best Practices Analyzer to scan your Lync Server 2010 environment. You cannot use it to scan previous Lync Server environments, but you can use the previous version of the tool to scan those environments. For details about downloading and installing the previous version of Best Practices Analyzer to scan Communications Server 2007 environments, see Best Practices Analyzer for Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2 at

Prior to starting your scan, you should ensure that all components in your Lync Server 2010 environment are running and online.


Depending on the configuration of your Edge Servers and any related perimeter network settings, including firewall settings and permissions, Best Practices Analyzer might not be able to access and scan your Edge Servers. If you include Edge Servers in your scan and the reports indicate that there is a problem accessing Edge Servers, you might want to remove Edge Servers from the scan options and run the scan again so that the issues do not show up in the report.