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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Select a destination for the installation and click Next.

The MBSA also provides additional information about the system that was scanned in a separate section. Leave all options set to default and click Start Scan. Click Scan a computer. You may see an Internet Explorer — Security Warning window.

Help using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

It is safe to run this file. A list of machines is gathered from the WSUS server and stuffed in a file. If it has been a while since you last updated your computer, this will most likely be marked with a red X.

Above I excluded the repogt I was sure would fail due to other permissionsbut some machines may be offline, some with special ecport may hide somewhere etc.

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

It is of course possible to execute the MBSAcli. A red X represents an item that needs to be fixed. 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. It is safe to run or save this file.


Visit Microsoft for a list of supported versions of Microsoft Office. The Result details window contains details about the vulnerability in this case, weak passwords.

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 expprt demand, this is the best way. The scan will repoft in an error if these services do not have an exception configured in the Windows Firewall. The screen shot below displays the window that appears after you click on the How to correct this link. Running updates on your computer will fix these problems.

MyITKit: How to convert a MBSA scan report to Excel?

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. After you run a MBSA scan, the tool will provide you with specific suggestions for remediating security vulnerabilities. MBSA performs the following actions during a scan: You may see a File Download — Security Warning window. It provides various key information about the environment, which can surely be used for something.

Scores cannot be changed or reassigned for system configuration checks. 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 perspective, but you are not interested in the various other MS products office, Exchange etc. 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.

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Windows Mgsa 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. A window will display when the installation has been successfully completed. The MBS Setup window displays. This script simply gets the list from WSUS and checks whether a report of each machine exists in the report store.

In order to perform a scan you MUST have administrator privileges. A green checkmark is used ot a check passes expprt is, no issue was found for that particular check. From another perspective, the WSUS also acts like a good database of machines in scope.

On the left you will see a column labeled Score.

It also contains links that provide more detailed information, such as What was scannedResult Details, and How to Correct this. For the administrative vulnerability checksa red X is used when a critical check failed for example, a user has a blank password.

Use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, which can be found at http: Click this link to open a page with instructions for correcting the problem. MBSA displays different icons in the report score columns depending upon whether a vulnerability was found on the scanned machine.

Skip to main content. If you are not a system administrator, you should not run these scans.