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    Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.3 (for IT Professionals)

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    The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer provides a streamlined method to identify missing security updates and common security misconfigurations. MBSA 2.3 release adds support for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012. Windows 2000 will no longer be supported with this release.
    • Details
      Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
      Version:

      2.3

      File Name:

      MBSASetup-x64-EN.msi

      MBSASetup-x64-DE.msi

      MBSASetup-x64-FR.msi

      MBSASetup-x64-JA.msi

      MBSASetup-x86-DE.msi

      MBSASetup-x86-EN.msi

      MBSASetup-x86-FR.msi

      MBSASetup-x86-JA.msi

      Date Published:

      11/12/2013

      File Size:

      1.7 MB

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      1.7 MB

        To easily assess the security state of Windows machines, Microsoft offers the free Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) scan tool. MBSA includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Microsoft Windows systems.

        MBSA 2.3 builds on the previous MBSA 2.2 version that supports Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012 and corrects minor issues reported by customers. More information on the capabilities of MBSA is available on the MBSA Web site.

        MBSA 2.3 runs on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP systems and will scan for missing security updates, rollups and service packs using Microsoft Update technologies. To assess missing security updates, MBSA will only scan for missing security updates, update rollups and service packs available from Microsoft Update. MBSA will not scan or report missing non-security updates, tools or drivers.

        Choose the appropriate download below for English (EN), German (DE), French (FR) and Japanese (JA) for x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) platforms.

        Note: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer does not detect the applicability of the updates on systems configured as part of a multi-system SharePoint server farms. MBSA does not support vulnerability assessment check for Microsoft account on Windows 8 and above.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

          More detailed system requirements are outlined in the main help and readme.html file that is included in the tool. More information is also available at the MBSA Web site.
      • Note:Please view the readme.html file before running MBSA the first time. The readme.html file contains important information on system requirements, scan options, and tool support options.

        1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download.
        2. Do one of the following:
          • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
          • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
      • Please refer to the MBSA Web site for answers to commonly asked questions about this and other Microsoft security tools.

        For further information about product detection capability, refer to the detection support article.

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