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Health Analyser Rule Definitions In SharePoint 2013 Central Administration

This configuration assists the users of Central Admin to review the problems and solutions on the Web Applications and the Servers in Central Administration. This helps in resolving the issues on our Server and on your Web Applications pertaining to security, performance, configuration and availability.

These rules can also be manually set as per your requirement in your organization.


Let’s open Central Admin of SharePoint on your machine. On your Windows desktop screen, click Start >> Administrative Tools >> SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

  • Run it as an administrator to have elevated privileges.

  • You will see the screenshot given below.

  • Central Admin is configured under the categories given above.

  • Click Monitoring.

  • Go to Monitoring.

  • Click Review rule definitions under Health Analyzer.

  • You will see the screen given below.


The rules are distinguished in 4 components, Security, Performance, Configuration and Availability.

These rules are set by the framework and help you to monitor the issue before it crashes down. Hence, it’s very important, as it saves you the effort of locating the issue and not only that, it also helps you to fix it.

You can also add the rules and Health Analyzer will help you to run them accordingly.


Click New Item, the form will open, as shown below.

  • Title Provide a title to your issue.Scope Choose one among the Servers.

  • Schedule Choose a schedule when the rule should be run from Health Analyzer.

  • Enabled if you choose this option, SharePoint framework will check this issue periodically.

  • Repair Automatically Select if you want the framework to fix it on its own.

  • Version Provide a version to your rule.

i) Once configured, click OK.

ii) This rule will be run by Health Analyzer and will run as you have configured it.

These rules help you to have a health analysis of the Web Application, assist you to resolve them manually and automatically as a process.

In this article, we learned about Health Analyzer Rule Definitions in SharePoint 2013 Central Admin. There are more articles to come on Central Administration. Until then, keep reading and keep learning.



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