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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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Click this link to open a page with instructions for correcting the problem. Click Scan a computer.

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

Potential problems include weak passwords, Automatic Rrport that are not turned on, Firewalls that are not turned on, or applications that need to be updated. A red X represents an item that needs to be fixed. Analyzing the Scan For each vulnerability, MBSA provides exxport details about the scan via the What was scanned link, the Result details link, and the How to correct this link.

A green checkmark is used when a check passes that is, no issue was found for that particular check. The Windows and Desktop Applications check determines if your current configuration leaves your computer vulnerable to easy attacks. From another perspective, the WSUS also acts like a good database of machines in scope. For the administrative vulnerability checksa red X is used when a critical check failed for example, a user has a blank password.


WSUS will show the machines overall status including everything.

This report file is stored on the computer from which you ran the MBSA tool. The MBS Setup window displays.

Get Missing Updates with Powershell and MBSA

Click the Install button to start the installation. Say you have a number of machines, which you want to see the status of from a OS security repodt, but you are not interested repoort the various other MS products office, Exchange etc. So in order to get an overview of which machines reporr do not have a report, I did the following script:.

It is safe to run or save this file. 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.

Get Missing Updates with Powershell and MBSA

You may see a File Download — Security Warning window. A window will display when the installation has been successfully completed. Scans a computer for insecure configuration settings. Running updates on your computer will fix these problems.

If either of these services is unavailable or disabled, the scan results will indicate this. The How to correct this window displays the mbda solution with step-by-step instructions.


Skip to main content. The screen shot below displays the window that appears after you click on the Result details link. 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 exlort performed from the scanned computer.

MBSA displays different icons in the report score columns depending upon whether a vulnerability was found on the scanned machine. The MBSA scan summary is organized into sections. Each section may require you to take different actions in order to remediate any problems that have been detected.

Windows Checks The Windows and Desktop Applications check determines if your current configuration leaves your tp vulnerable to easy attacks. The screen shot below displays the window that appears after you click on the How to correct this link.

Help using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

Use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, which can be found at http: If any of these items are marked with a red X reporrt, then a How to correct this link will display. It provides various key information about the environment, which can surely be used for something. If you are not a system administrator, you should not run these scans.