Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

The latest version of Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.1 adds support for Windows Vista and Windows Server. It also features an updated, more user-friendly interface than previous versions. It uses more everyday language in its listing, and the analyzer is now better organized and easier to follow. The format blends in with the overall look […]

The latest version of Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.1 adds support for Windows Vista and Windows Server. It also features an updated, more user-friendly interface than previous versions. It uses more everyday language in its listing, and the analyzer is now better organized and easier to follow. The format blends in with the overall look and feel of Windows Security Center utilities in Vista or Server 2008.

Working with MBSA: You can download and install the GUI version of MBSA on any individual PC (mbsa2mux86.exe for 32-bit Vista, and mbsa2mux64.exe for 64-bit Vista). After the installation, a report will be generated for the given machine, as shown in the preceding screenshot. A command-line version of the program, Mbsacli.exe, will also be installed in the same directory: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer by default.

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