Best Practices Analyzer for Hyper-V: Operation

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

The topics in this section explain how to bring Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2 into compliance with operation best practices. Content in this section is most valuable to administrators who have completed a Best Practices Analyzer scan of Hyper-V and who want information about how to interpret and resolve scan results that identify areas of Hyper-V that are not compliant with operation best practices.

Best Practices Analyzer and operation rules

The Best Practices Analyzer applies operation rules to identify best-practice–related, possible causes of a server role’s failure to carry out its prescribed tasks in an enterprise. An example of a violation of operation rules that a Best Practices Analyzer scan might find is a service that is paused or stopped.

For more information about Best Practices Analyzer and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer (

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