If you are having issues getting your SBS 2011 era bpa up to the 1.1 version here are some things that -should- work. Let me know if it still doesn’t get you to an updated bpa.
If you have NOT flipped the server over to Microsoft update from Windows update it won’t detect the bpa update.
Notes from Les’ case.
It looks like there are a couple of solutions here.
Once you have the BPA installed and you run it – you’ll notice that the
Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer is at Version 2, and you’ll see a
drop down box containing Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer –
select that and ‘start scan’.
If the WSSBPA is at Version 1.0 – you need an update. If you see an icon in
the notification area for the update, install it and you are golden.
If you are at Version 1.0 and you are *not* notified of an update, you’ll
have to take some action.
1. Opt in to Microsoft Update
On the SBS 2011 Server, Start | All Programs | Windows Update. Click on
“receive updates for Windows and other products” to opt in to Microsoft
Scan for new updates, wait for the scan to complete. You don’t need to
install any found updates, you can close the update window.
Start the BPA, and wait a few seconds and you should see the update icon in
the notification area.
2. At your own risk
Looking at logfiles, it seems the update comes from here:
If you’re comfortable with it, download and install the update.
I’ve tried both methods with success.
Thanks very much to those that helped behind the scenes – the BPA is an
extremely valuable tool and everyone appreciates the help in getting it
installed and updated.
Les Connor [Ex SBS MVP 2001-2011]