Tool: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer

Microsoft has released a tool for troubleshooting Configurations of System Center components. The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer is a diagnostic tool that you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that are running any of the following System Center 2012 R2 components: Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), Service Manager, Orchestrator (plus Service Provider Foundation), Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager (DPM) and App Controller. The tool requires an OS supported by System Center 2012 R2 and the Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0


To scan System Center 2012 R2 components, you must first download and install the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Analyzer model. Models are what contain the set of best practice rules against which an application (such as a server role, a service, a component, or other program) that is running on your computers can be evaluated. Models are not available with Baseline Configuration Analyzer, because they are separate, downloadable packages that can be produced either by Microsoft or by third-party manufacturers.