How to check ISA Server’s health

When did you run ISA best practice analyzer last time or you do not run at all? If both answer “negative” then its time to run run ISA best practice analyzer (BPA) in ISA server. It is always good to check health of ISA server whether it is running great or not. you can rectify any issues before get worse.

You can download ISA BPA from this link 

Install ISA BPA in ISA server and run as follows. select all tasks.

 bestpractice bestpractice1 bestpractice2


read the report carefully. You might have configured rules that necessary for you but ISA BPA might show warning. Don’t worry about it. For example, I configured ISA using single NIC scenario but BPA gives me warning. Its ok to ignore this warning. Look for other issues and verify with your policies you have configured.

Note: don’t jump to modify ISA server after reading BPA report.

About Raihan Al-Beruni

My Name is Raihan Al-Beruni. I am working as an Infrastructure Architect in Data Center Technologies in Perth, Western Australia. I have been working on Microsoft technologies for more than 15 years. Other than Microsoft technologies I also work on Citrix validated solution and VMware data center virtualization technologies. I have a Masters degree in E-Commerce. I am certified in Microsoft, VMware, ITIL and EMC. My core focus is on cloud technologies. In my blog I share my knowledge and experience to enrich information technology community as a whole. I hope my contribution through this blog will help someone who wants more information on data center technologies.
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