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it saves them as separate Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer reports and the only MBSA automatically saves the reports in XML files there’s no “export”. I ran the MBSA tool to get a report of what security updates are loaded on a remote computer. Now I want to print this report out, but there is nothing within the gui. Use the Task Query Baseline Security (MBSA) to identify various risks on The initial report shows the results per issue. Saving and exporting information.

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The scan will result in an error if these services do not have an exception configured in the Windows Firewall.

After you run a MBSA scan, the tool will provide you with specific suggestions for remediating security vulnerabilities. The Result details window contains details about the vulnerability in this case, weak passwords. Say you have a number of machines, which you want to see the status of from a OS security perspective, but you are not interested in the various other MS products office, Exchange etc.

Skip to nbsa content. The more often you run the scan, the less often you will be prompted to fix something. Scans a computer for insecure configuration settings.

You may see an Internet Explorer — Security Warning window. It is safe to run this file.

The 2 scripts could be fused into one, but for my purposes, where I need to run script 1 on a regular basis and script 2 on demand, this is the best way.


Visit Microsoft for a ,bsa of supported versions of Microsoft Office.

It provides various key information about the environment, which can surely be used for something. Each section may require you to take different actions in order to remediate any problems that have been detected. The MBS Setup window displays.

Help using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

A list of machines is gathered from the WSUS server and stuffed in a file. But of course there will be machines which cannot be scanned for whatever reason. Potential problems include weak passwords, Automatic Updates that are not turned on, Firewalls that are not turned on, or applications that need to be updated.

Handing report based on that, over to others will surely guarantee that all sorts of time will have to spent explaining all sorts of stuff. MBSA repprt the following actions during a scan: The How to correct this window displays the recommended solution with step-by-step instructions.

A yellow X is used for warning messages for example, the computer does not have the latest service pack or update rollupand a blue star is used for informational messages indicating that an update is not available to the computer because it has not been approved on the Update Services server. Click this link to open a page with instructions for correcting the problem.

Baseline Security (MBSA) (Query)

A red X represents an item mbsaa needs to be fixed. The MBSA scan summary is organized into sections. Once you have reviewed the report and corrected all the vulnerabilities, rerun MBSA to check that there are no more additional vulnerabilities that exist on your system. Scores cannot be changed or reassigned for system configuration checks. Select a destination for the installation and click Next. A yellow X is used when a non-critical check failed for example, an account has a password that does not expire.


Click the Install button to start the installation. A green checkmark is used when a check passes that is, no issue was found for that particular check.

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The MBSA also provides additional information about the system that was scanned in a separate section. Click Scan a computer.

If any of these items are marked with a red Xthen a How to correct this link will display. From another perspective, the WSUS also acts like a good database of machines in scope. The screen shot below displays the window that appears after you click on the How to correct this link. MBSA will download the list of latest security catalogue from Microsoft and begin the scan.

You may see a File Download — Security Warning window. So in order to get an overview of which machines that do not have a report, I did the following script:. Visit Microsoft for a list of supported operating systems.

If it has been a while since you last updated your computer, this will most likely be marked with a red X. On the left you will see a column labeled Score.