Microsoft does not support installing MBSA 2.0.1 on computers that run Windows Vista. We recommend that you install MBSA 2.0.1 on a supported operating system. Then, scan Windows Vista-based computers remotely. MBSA 2.0.1 supports the following Windows operating systems:
|•||Microsoft Windows Server 2003|
|•||Microsoft Windows XP|
|•||Microsoft Windows 2000|
MBSA 2.0.1 does not support full Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) scans in Windows Vista. This restriction is because of an issue with the Windows Update Agent in Windows Vista. To work around this issue, use one of the following methods.
Use the MBSA GUIWhen you use the MBSA graphical user interface (GUI) to scan for updates, scan only Windows Vista-based computers that are not configured for WSUS. Or, scan by using only the Scan using Microsoft Update only option.
Use the MBSA command-line tool
When you use the MBSA command-line tool to scan for updates, scan only Windows Vista-based computers that are not configured for WSUS. Or, use the /catalog switch.
For more information about MBSA and about how to manage updates, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
How to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
How to implement patch management