SQL Server 2005 Best Practice Analyzer
SQL Server 2005 Best Practice Analyzer: "I've been testing the re-released Best Practice Analyzer for SQL2005 called SQL Server Best Practice Analyzer 2.0, available for download here:
I find this tool to be very handy for identifying database Security & Performance issues and making fix recommendations, even though it is CTP and not final release yet.
It does NOT have to be installed on a remote server, just on a DBA's Mgmt Studio workstation. It DOES, however, require that you have Admin priviledges on the remote SQL Server in order to access the Windows registry."