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 when a non-critical check failed for example, an account has a password that does not expire. This script repkrt gets the list from WSUS and checks whether a report of each machine exists in the report store. 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.

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

Help using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

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. An MBSA scan can reduce and eliminate possible threats caused by security configuration problems and missing security updates. Each section may require you to take different actions in order to remediate any problems that have been detected. Visit Microsoft for a list of supported versions explrt Microsoft Office. Scans a computer for insecure configuration settings.

Click the Install button to start the installation.


You may see an Fo Explorer — Security Warning window. A window will display when the installation has been successfully completed. WSUS will show the machines overall status including everything. It also contains links that provide more detailed information, such as What was scannedResult Details, and Ex;ort to Correct this. If it has been a while since you last updated your computer, this will most likely be marked with a red X.

Visit Microsoft fo a list of supported operating systems. 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.

Use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, which can be found at http: Say you have a number of machines, which you want to see the status of from a Mbxa security perspective, but you are not interested in the various other MS products office, Exchange etc.

From another perspective, the WSUS also acts like a good database of machines in scope. In order to perform a scan you MUST have administrator privileges.

The MBSA also provides additional information about the system that was scanned in a separate section. It is safe to run this file. Click this link to open a page with instructions for correcting the problem.

Get Missing Updates with Powershell and MBSA

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. If either of these services is unavailable or disabled, the scan results will indicate this. The MBS Setup window displays.

Scores cannot be changed or reassigned for system configuration checks. Leave all options set to default and click Start Scan.

Get Missing Updates with Powershell and MBSA

If any of these items are marked with exporg red Xthen a How to correct this link will display. Click Scan a computer.

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If you are not a system administrator, you should not run these scans. MBSA displays different icons in the report score columns depending fxport whether a vulnerability was found on the scanned machine.

This report file is stored tp the computer from which you ran the MBSA tool. A list of machines is gathered from the WSUS server and stuffed in a file. Running updates on your computer will fix these problems.

It is of course possible to execute the MBSAcli. A green checkmark is used when a check passes that is, no issue was found for that particular check. 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.

The screen shot below displays the window that appears after you click on the Result details link.

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. The MBSA scan summary is organized into sections. MBSA performs the following actions during a scan: The Result details window contains details about the vulnerability in this case, weak passwords.

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

So in order to get an overview of which machines that do not have a report, I did the following script:.