Best Practices Analyzer Tool for Team Foundation Server

This document provides guidelines for installing and using Microsoft Team Foundation Server Best Practices Analyzer. The Best Practices Analyzer tool for Team Foundation Server programmatically collects settings and values from several data repositories. After the data is collected, a set of comprehensive ‘best practice’ rules are applied to the information.

After you run this tool, several detailed reports recommend changes that you can make to achieve better performance, scalability, and uptime. You can use this tool after you deploy Team Foundation Server to perform the following tasks:

  • Proactively verify that the deployment configuration is set according to recommended best practices.

  • Report all settings that differ from the default settings.

  • Identify the source of problems in an unhealthy deployment of Team Foundation Server.

In This Section

  • Getting Started with the Best Practices Analyzer Tool
    Provides links to topics that describe the prerequisites for installing the tool and summarizes the functions that the tool performs and the reports that it generates.

  • Using the Best Practices Analyzer Tool
    Provides step-by-step guidance for opening the tool, specifying a scan, starting a scan, viewing reports, and more. Provides syntax and options for using the command-line version of the tool.

  • Rule Checking and Issue Resolution
    Describes the rules that the tool checks, messages that it generates, and guidance to help you resolve any critical error messages that might appear in a report.