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 list of machines is gathered from the WSUS server and stuffed in a file. Analyzing the Scan For each vulnerability, MBSA provides additional details about the scan via the What was scanned link, the Result details link, and mbxa How to correct this link. 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)

An MBSA scan can reduce and eliminate possible threats caused by security configuration problems and missing security updates. In order to perform a scan you MUST have administrator privileges.

But of course there will be machines which cannot be scanned for whatever reason. Scores cannot be changed or reassigned for system configuration checks. A window will display when the installation has been successfully completed. You may see an Internet Explorer — Repodt Warning window. It is safe to run this file.

Above I excluded the once I was sure would fail due to other permissionsbut some machines may be offline, some with special permissions may hide somewhere etc. Skip to main content.


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. The Windows and Desktop Applications check determines if your current configuration leaves your computer vulnerable to easy attacks.

The MBSA also provides additional information about the system that was scanned in a separate section. Once you have reviewed the report and corrected all the vulnerabilities, rerun MBSA to check that there are no more additional reporg that exist on your system.

This report file is stored on the computer from which you ran the MBSA tool. For the security update checksa red exclamation mark is used when MBSA confirms that a security update is missing or a security check was yo to be performed from the scanned computer. From another perspective, the WSUS also acts like a good database of machines in scope.

Click Scan a computer. Windows Checks The Windows and Desktop Applications check determines if your current configuration leaves your computer vulnerable to easy attacks. MBSA will download the list of latest security catalogue from Microsoft and begin the scan.

Rpeort MBSA scan summary is organized into sections. For the administrative vulnerability checksa red X is used when a critical check failed for example, a user has a blank password. Say you have a number of machines, which you want to see the status mvsa from a OS security perspective, but you are not interested in the various other MS products office, Exchange etc.

It is safe to run or save this file. A red X represents an item that needs to be fixed. Click this link to open a page with instructions for correcting the problem. The screen shot below displays the window that appears after you click on the How to correct this link. Leave all options set to default and click Start Scan.


Get Missing Updates with Powershell and MBSA

It provides various mbwa information about the environment, which can surely be used for something. Running updates on your computer will fix these problems.

A green checkmark is used when a check passes that is, no issue was found for that particular check.

Handing report based on that, over to others will surely guarantee that all sorts of time will have exxport spent explaining all sorts of stuff.

If any of these items are marked with repor red Xthen a How to correct this link will display. Once the scan is complete, the scan results are shown in an organized report with several sections. Visit Microsoft for a list of supported versions of Microsoft Office. If either of these services is unavailable or disabled, the scan results will indicate this.

WSUS will show the machines overall status including everything. If it has been a while since you last updated your computer, this will most likely be marked with a red X. Expor performs the following actions during a scan: The How to correct this window displays the recommended solution with step-by-step instructions. Visit Microsoft for a list of supported operating systems.