Only these past few months that I have encountered several inquiries on how to assess a SharePoint implementation and the very reason that I have prepared some demonstration videos.
Analyzing the best practices and security implementations of our SharePoint Web application is not an issue. Microsoft has provided us a tool to perform the analysis with no difficulty. The tool is described in the download center as:
The Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and the 2007 Microsoft Office System Best Practices Analyzer programmatically collects settings and values from data repositories such as MS SQL, registry, metabase and performance monitor. Once collected, a set of comprehensive ‘best practice’ rules are applied to the topology.
Administrators running this tool will get a detailed report listing the recommendations that can be made to the environment to achieve greater performance, scalability and uptime.
1. Download the analyzer: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=CB944B27-9D6B-4A1F-B3E1-778EFDA07DF8&displaylang=en.
2. Extract the analyzer:
3. Understanding <commands> and <parameters>:
4. Start using the analyzer:
Just to share a point!