CRM 2013 – Check if your CRM 2013 installation uses best practises

Power objects blog have written some very useful blogs on CRM 2013 and I read this one the other day about the Best practices analyzer for dynamics.

I had never heard of the best practices analyzer, so here Microsoft’s description

    Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 (MBCA 2.0) can help you maintain optimal system configuration by analyzing configurations of your computers against a predefined set of best practices, and reporting results of the analyses. Best practices are developed by a product development team or domain experts, and are packaged in the form of a best practice model. Models are available as separately-downloadable packages that can be run and analyzed by MBCA. MBCA lets users work with best practice models in a consistent, user-friendly way.


This picture from the powerobjects blog gives you a good idea of what the tool does


So the tool is basically used to check that you have installed CRM using the best practices in terms of service accounts, ports etc.

This would have been very useful when I was doing some CRM installations because it would have enabled me to check if I was on the right course, I see this as style cop type thing to check you programming to a standard.

I thought it might be useful to some CRM installers out there




3 thoughts on “CRM 2013 – Check if your CRM 2013 installation uses best practises

  1. ukcrmguru January 21, 2014 / 11:10 am

    There have been BPAs for windows and exchange server (and I daresay other things too) for years. The BPA for CRM 2013 is the first release for CRM, which could explain why you have not come across this before. Also you don’t need to feel bad for not using it previously since it was not available.


  2. Brett January 24, 2014 / 9:31 pm

    Notice this isn’t supported with Windows Server 2012. Does it have another method to accomplish this?


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