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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Each section may require you to take different actions in order to remediate any problems that have been detected. Scans a computer for insecure configuration settings. Leave all options set to default and click Start Scan. Above I excluded the once I was sure would fail mbsq to geport permissionsbut some machines may be offline, some with special permissions may hide somewhere etc. You may see an Internet Explorer — Security Warning window. It is of course possible to execute the MBSAcli.

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. The more often you run the scan, the less often you will be prompted to fix mbbsa. It tp safe to run this file. But of course there will be machines which cannot be scanned for whatever reason. If either of these services is unavailable or disabled, the scan results will indicate this.


A yellow X is used when a non-critical check failed for example, an account has a password that does not expire. If it has been a while since you last updated your computer, this will most likely be marked with a red X.

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WSUS will show the machines overall status including everything. The How to correct this window displays the recommended solution with step-by-step instructions. It also contains links that provide more detailed information, such as What was scannedResult Details, and How to Correct this.

In order to perform a scan you MUST have administrator privileges. For the administrative vulnerability checksa red X is used when a critical check failed for example, a user has a blank password. You may see repot File Download — Security Warning window.

The scan will result in an error if these services do not have an exception configured in the Windows Firewall. If you are not a system administrator, you should not run these scans. After you run a MBSA scan, the tool will provide you with specific suggestions for remediating security vulnerabilities. Select a destination for the installation and click Next.

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The MBS Setup window displays. 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. It is safe to run or save this file. 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 window will display when the installation has been successfully completed. This script repott gets the list from WSUS and checks whether a report of each machine exists in the report store.


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

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The screen shot below displays the window that appears after you click on the Result details link. So in order to get an overview of which machines that do not have a expoft, I did the following script:. Windows Checks The Windows and Desktop Applications check determines if your current configuration leaves your computer vulnerable to easy attacks.

Click the Install button to start the installation. On the left you will see a column labeled Score.

An MBSA scan can reduce and eliminate possible threats caused by security configuration problems and missing security updates. 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. Once the scan is complete, the scan results are shown in an organized report with several sections.

Visit Microsoft for a list of supported operating systems. Scan this list for any Red Xs. The Windows and Desktop Applications check determines if your current configuration leaves your computer vulnerable to easy attacks.

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