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Monday, November 3, 2008

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1


Getting StartedMicrosoft
Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) is an easy-to-use tool designed for
the IT professional that helps small- and medium-sized 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.

MBSA 2.1 is the latest version of Microsoft’s free security and
vulnerability assessment scan tool for administrators, security
auditors, and IT professionals.

MBSA 2.1 offers Windows Vista and
Windows Server 2008 compatibility,
a revised user interface, 64-bit
support, improved Windows Embedded support, and compatibility with the
latest versions of the Windows Update Agent (WUA) based on Microsoft
MBSA 2.1 is also compatible with Microsoft Update,
Windows Server Update Services 2.0 and 3.0, the SMS Inventory Tool for
Microsoft Update (ITMU), and SCCM 2007.
For a complete list of
products supported by MBSA 2.1 based on Microsoft Update (MU) and
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) technologies, visit the Products Supported by WSUS page.

See the MBSA 2.1 page for more information or to download the latest version.
Unless specifically noted, all references to MBSA 2.0 in the MBSA TechNet pages also apply to MBSA 2.1.

Legacy Product Support:
For customers with
legacy Microsoft products not supported by MBSA 2.1, Microsoft Update,
and WSUS — or who require compatibility with MBSA 1.2.1 or Shavlik’s
HFNetChk technologies — Shavlik Technologies offers a free MBSA 2.1
companion tool called Shavlik NetChk Limited.
Users who have the
following products in their environment can use Shavlik NetChk Limited
to augment MBSA 2.0.1 results for comprehensive security update

For more information about Shavlik NetChk Limited, or to download the tool, visit the Shavlik NetChk Limited page on Shavlik's Web site.
third-party tool provided at the link above is manufactured by a
company that is independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty,
implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these

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