Powershell: Scripting Best Practices Analyzer remotely

by Christian Mohn · Read in about 1 min (90 words)

Jan Egil Ring over at has created a great PowerShell script that lets you run the Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer on remote Windows Server 2008 R2 machines.

In short, Invoke-BPAModeling.ps1 queries your Active Directory for any machines that run Windows Server 2008 R2, runs BPA on them (if Windows PowerShell Remoting is enabled) and emails you the report.

Great tool that should be in every Windows Server admins tool-belt, and probably also set as a scheduled job to make sure you stay up to date on your servers status.

Post last updated on July 19, 2018: Various tweaks

About the author

Christian Mohn Profile Picture

Christian Mohn works as a Chief Technologist SDDC for Proact in Norway.

See his About page for more details, or find him on Twitter.