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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.0 is HERE!

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
Getting Started

MBSA is an easy-to-use tool designed for the IT professional that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.

Here is the MBSA home page containing all versions, including this information about 2.0.

“What’s new?”

MBSA 2.0 offers an intuitive user interface and more informative dialogs compared to previous versions. Using the new Windows Update Agent and Microsoft Update catalog, MBSA 2.0 has automatically expanding product support.

Users who primarily have:

 Windows 2000+ SP3 and later

 Office XP+ and later

 Exchange 2000+ and later

 SQL Server 2000 SP4+

in their environment should switch to MBSA 2.0 today.

MBSA 2.0 is compatible with Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the SMS Inventory Tool for Microsoft Update (ITMU). MBSA 2.0 offers customers improved Windows component support, expanded platform support for XP Embedded and 64-bit Windows, as well as more consistent and less complex security update management experience.