microsoft pc security analyzer

  johnnyrocker 15:38 23 Jan 2004

found this on a windows letter received this morning and thought i would pass it on.

Microsoft has released an update to its security tool, dubbed the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), which allows an individual home or corporate user or an administrator to scan one or more Windows-based computers for common security misconfigurations. Version 1.2 of MBSA includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Windows systems. MBSA runs on Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 and XP systems and will scan for common security misconfigurations in the following products: Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0, SQL Server 7.0 and 2000, Internet Explorer (IE) 5.01 and later, and Office 2000, 2002 and 2003. MBSA also scans for missing security updates for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, IIS, SQL, Exchange, IE, Windows Media Player, MDAC, MSXML, Microsoft VM, Office, Content Management Server, Commerce Server, Host Integration Server, and BizTalk Server.

New in version 1.2:

MBSA releases are now available for German, Japanese, and French.
Additional Product Support (scanning for security updates):
Microsoft Office (local scans only)
Exchange Server 2003
MDAC 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, and 2.8
Microsoft Virtual Machine
MSXML 2.5, 2.6, 3.0, and 4.0
BizTalk Server 2000, 2002, and 2004
Commerce Server 2000 and 2002
Content Management Server 2001 and 2002
Host Integration Server 2000, 2004, and SNA Server 4.0
Additional Configuration Checks:
Internet Connection Firewall configuration check
Automatic Updates configuration check
IE zone configuration checks (custom IE zone interpretation, Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration checks for Windows Server 2003)
MBSA tool version check (for new MBSA releases


  johnnyrocker 16:00 23 Jan 2004



  johnnyrocker 17:56 23 Jan 2004

bumped once more for evening users.


  Gaz 25 18:19 23 Jan 2004


Its a good little prog. but somehow thinks I dont have all the updates when I do.


  johnnyrocker 18:31 23 Jan 2004

yes i found that too, it says i have an out of date security update but all my updates are automatically notified by microsoft, a scan just to check said no updates needed, but i think it will still give some help to less familiar users.


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