Best practice reports consist of one or more tests which have
their own status result. The most "negative" test result determines
the status of the report as a whole. Additionally, tests may have a
status of Information meaning that they provide important
information but are not meant to affect the status of the
The right pane provides the following options and
Not recommended This tab displays reports that resulted
in a Not Recommended status. A Not Recommended indicates that the
system's configuration is counter to best practice standards and
will likely have consequences that should be considered. This
status is the most severe status far a Best Practice report.
Not compliant This tab displays reports that resulted in
a Not Compliant status. A Not Compliant status indicates that the
system's configuration is not according to best practice and might
potentially have unwanted consequences. This status is less severe
than a status of Not Recommended.
Missing data This tab displays reports that could not
examine all the data needed in order to yield a report status. If
one test failed to access required data this will determine the
status of the report as Missing data.
Compliant This tab displays reports that resulted in a
status of Compliant. A Compliant status indicates that the system
is configured according to best practice standards.
All This tab displays all the reports for a given
product regardless of status. If a specific report is known and its
results sought after, it may be quicker to find the report under
this tab rather than to look under each of the status specific
Reports contain information organized into text, hyperlinks and
tables of test results. A report can be expanded or collapsed with
the icon to the left of its title. The name of the report reflects
the status of the report. When a report is expanded its list of
tests under a collapsable "Details" section is also automatically
expanded. Each test describes its results in concise language and
will offer important information when a report results in an error
or warning status.
Each report contains the following information:
Status This is the status according to the most
"negative" test result within the report and can be one of the
following: Not recommended, Not compliant, Compliant.
Overview This is a brief description of the purpose of
the report and its component tests.
Click here... This link opens a browser and
brings the user to a knowledge base document that will assist the
user with the issue covered by the report. The knowledge base
document is designed to allow the user to resolve the issue without
having to contact support in most cases.
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