Microsoft released a new server management tool “Hyper-V Best Practice Analyzer,” designed to help IT professionals to optimize the way they administer the hypervisor role included in the latest Windows Server operating system. The tool will scan your Hyper-V server and let you know if there’re any common best practices that you’re not following. To use it you just need to download and install the update and then open Server Manager. “One other neat feature of the Best Practice Analyzer is the ability to exclude results. This way you can remove best practices that you do not believe apply to your environment – so you’ll not have to deal with large number of unnecessary errors / warnings.” In addition to Best Practices Analyzer for Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition offered for download, the Redmond company has also published a knowledge base article with a few details on the tool.