Exchange 2010 Pre-Deployment Analyzer Released…

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One more tool for Exchange admins! The Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer performs an overall topology readiness scan of your environment and provides you with a list of decisions that need to be made before you deploy Exchange Server 2010. The tool is based on the Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA) and has the same look and feel. The tool provides a detailed report that will alert you if there are any issues within your organization, which could prevent you from deploying Exchange 2010. For example, the analyzer will notify you if you haven’t deployed the minimum required Exchange service pack on all your existing Exchange servers.

This tool focuses only on overall topology readiness and not the ability to run Exchange 2010 on the local computer.

Download the tool here

Launching the tool bring a familiar interface.

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I ran the tool on my Exchange 2007 server and everything was ok from the report. I am good to go with a 2010 deployment in my environment.

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Running the Exchange Server Pre-Deployment Analyzer is now a recommended step within the pre-requisites section of the Exchange 2010 Deployment Assistant.

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About the author: UC Architect, Blogger, Husband & Dad. I have been in IT for the last 12 years, with Exchange Server becoming the prime area in the last few years. I am active on Experts Exchange & TechNet forums and I am a technical author for SearchExchange.

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