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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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 reporrt to the computer because it has not been approved on the Update Services server.

Use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, which can be found at http: Once the scan is complete, the scan results are shown in an organized report with several sections. For the security update checksa red exclamation mark is used when MBSA confirms that a security update is missing or a security check was unable to be performed from the scanned computer. A window will display when the installation has been successfully completed.


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The scan will result in an error if these services do not have an exception configured in the Windows Firewall. MBSA will download the list of latest security catalogue from Microsoft and begin the scan.

Visit Microsoft for a list reeport supported operating systems. The screen shot below displays the window that appears after you click on the How to correct this link. Say you have a number of machines, which you want to see the status of from a OS security perspective, but you are ro interested in the various other MS products bmsa, Exchange etc.


If you are not a system administrator, you should not run these scans. The MBS Setup window displays. It is of course possible to execute the MBSAcli.

MBSA displays different icons in the report score columns depending upon whether a vulnerability was found on the scanned machine. An MBSA scan can reduce and eliminate possible threats caused by security configuration problems and missing security updates. 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. A yellow X is used when a non-critical check failed for example, an ro has a password that does not expire.

Click the Install button to start the installation. The MBSA scan summary is organized into sections. It is safe to run this too.

WaitForExit Now, very off character for me, I have added some comments in the script, but it is fairly straight forward. This report file is stored on the computer from which you ran the MBSA tool.

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Running updates on your computer will fix these problems. The MBSA also provides additional information about the system that was scanned in a separate section. Analyzing the Scan For each vulnerability, MBSA provides additional details about the scan via the What was scanned link, the Result details link, and the How to correct this link. If it has been a while since you last updated your computer, this will most likely be marked with a red X.

The How to correct dxport window displays the recommended solution with step-by-step instructions.


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MBSA performs the following actions during a scan: A green checkmark is used when a check passes that is, no issue was found for that particular check. Scores cannot be changed or reassigned for system configuration checks. It provides various key information about the environment, which can surely be mbza for something.

Select the button next to I accept the license agreement and click Next. Exoprt any of these items are marked with a red Xthen a How to correct this link will display.

So in order to get an overview of which machines that do not have a report, I did the following script:. On the left you will see a column wxport Score. From another perspective, the WSUS also acts like a good database of machines in scope. 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. A red X represents an item that needs to be fixed.

This script simply gets the list from WSUS and checks whether a report of each machine exists in the report store. After you run exort MBSA scan, the tool will provide you with specific suggestions for remediating security vulnerabilities. The screen shot below displays the window that appears after you click on the Result details link.

The Result details window contains details about the vulnerability in this case, weak passwords.

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