Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Most every IT pro has heard of and (hopefully) tried MBSA at some point, but here's a reminder for those who haven't revisted it in a while, and a step by step how to for anyone new to this tool.

This is EASY to use and everyone should check their systems against this tool from time to time.

  1. Download the tool.
  2. Install it. (Double click the exe file you just downloaded.)
  3. Go to Start|All Programs|Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1
  4. Choose if you want to scan one computer or multiple computers.
  5. Fill in what computer(s) you want to test (you must be administrator on them)
  6. Click Start Scan
  7. Sit back and drink your coffee.
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