Just as you wouldn’t use a hammer to cut hair, so too you shouldn’t use a dizzying array of sys-admin tools to maintain a SharePoint deployment.

True to that, Quest Software this week has launched Quest Server Administrator for SharePoint 1.0, a tool created specifically for managing SharePoint deployments.

With the new software, administrators can pinpoint problems for resolution, learn and validate best practices, generate task-specific or more-general reports, and ensure consistency across servers. Also, server configurations can be analyzed for comparison to company standards, as well as for optimization, manageability, availability, performance and security, the company said in its announcement of the product launch.

The software is available as a beta.