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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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Scans a computer for insecure configuration settings. 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.

Help using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

It is of course possible to execute the MBSAcli. MBSA performs the following actions during a scan: Leave all options set to default and click Start Scan. Say you have a number of machines, which you want to see the status of from nbsa OS security perspective, but you are not interested in the various other MS products office, Exchange etc. 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.

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.

So in order to get an overview of which machines that do not have a report, I did the following script:. You may see an Internet Explorer — Security Warning window. Running updates on your computer will fix these problems. 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 msa. A red X represents an item deport needs to be fixed.


Click the Install button to start the installation. Scan this list for any Red Xs. It also contains links that provide more detailed information, such as What was scannedResult Details, and How to Correct this. Visit Microsoft for a list of supported versions of Microsoft Office. Use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, which can be found at http: A green checkmark is used when a check passes that is, no issue was found for that particular check.

It is safe to run this file. For the administrative vulnerability checksa red X is used when a critical check failed for example, a user has a blank password. If either of these eeport is unavailable or disabled, the scan results will indicate this. The more often you run the scan, the less often you will be prompted to fix something. Above I excluded the once I was sure would fail due to other permissions expodt, but some machines may be offline, some with special permissions may hide somewhere etc.

It provides various key information about the environment, which can surely be used for something. Skip to main content. The screen shot below displays the window that appears after you click on the How to correct this link.

It jbsa safe to run or save this file.

On the left you will see a column labeled Score. The Result details window contains details about the vulnerability in this case, weak passwords.

mbas The MBSA scan summary is organized into sections. The How to correct this window displays the recommended solution with step-by-step instructions.

Click Scan a computer.

Get Missing Updates with Powershell and MBSA

After you run a MBSA scan, the tool will provide you with specific suggestions for remediating security vulnerabilities. An Rport scan can reduce and eliminate possible threats caused by security configuration problems and missing security updates.


You may see a File Download — Security Warning window. In order to perform a scan you MUST have administrator privileges. If any of these items are marked with a red Xthen a How to correct this link will display. Handing report based on that, over to others will surely guarantee that all sorts of time will have to spent explaining all sorts rrport stuff.

If it has been a while since you last updated your computer, this will most likely be marked with a red X. Select the button next to I accept the license agreement and click Next.

Get Missing Updates with Powershell and MBSA

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. From another perspective, the WSUS also acts like a good database of machines in scope. A window will display when the installation has exoprt successfully completed.

MBSA displays different icons in the report score columns depending upon whether a vulnerability was found on the scanned machine. Once the scan is complete, the scan results are shown in an organized report with several sections. If you are not a system administrator, you should not run these scans.

Baseline Security (MBSA) (Query)

The MBSA also provides additional information about the system that was scanned in a separate section. The scan will result in an error if these services do not have an exception configured in the Windows Firewall. Scores cannot be changed or reassigned for system configuration checks. But of course there will be machines which cannot be scanned for whatever reason.