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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Visit Microsoft for a list of supported versions of Microsoft Office. MBSA performs the following actions during a scan: A yellow X is used when a non-critical check failed for example, an account has a password that does not expire.

Help using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

Click Scan a computer. Scans a computer for insecure configuration settings. On the left you will see a column labeled Score. 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. You may see an Internet Explorer — Security Warning window.

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.

If any of these items are marked with a red Xthen a How to correct this link will display. Once the scan reort complete, the scan results are shown in an organized report with several sections.

A window will display when the installation has been successfully completed. So in order to get an overview of which machines that do not have a report, I did the following script:.


Is there any way to export the mbsa report to excel?

A list of machines is gathered from the WSUS server and stuffed in a file. Skip to main content. Scores cannot be changed or reassigned for system configuration checks. Leave all options set to default and click Start Scan.

Select expoort destination for the installation and click Next. The MBSA scan summary is organized into sections. The scan will result in an error if these services do not have an exception configured in the Windows Firewall.

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

It is of course possible to execute the MBSAcli. If either of these services is unavailable or disabled, the scan results will indicate this. Click the Install button to start the installation. For the administrative vulnerability checksa red X is used when a critical check failed for example, a user has a blank password.

It provides various key information about the environment, which can surely be used for something. You may see a File Download — Security Warning window. It also contains links that provide more detailed information, such as What was scannedResult Details, and How to Correct this. A red X represents an item that needs to be fixed. Use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, which can be found at http: 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.


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

WSUS will show the machines overall status including everything. Click this link to open a page with instructions for correcting the problem. After you run a MBSA scan, the tool will provide you with specific suggestions for remediating security vulnerabilities. Scan this list for any Red Xs.

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Potential problems include weak passwords, Automatic Updates that are not turned on, Firewalls that are not reporr on, or applications that need to be updated. But of course there will be machines which cannot be scanned for whatever reason.

It is safe to run or save this file. WaitForExit Now, very off character for me, I have added wxport comments in the script, but it is fairly straight forward.

MBSA displays different icons in the report score columns depending tto whether a vulnerability was found on the scanned machine. The MBS Setup window displays. Select the button next to I accept the license agreement and click Next. An MBSA scan can reduce and eliminate possible threats caused by security configuration problems and missing security updates.