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From: H C (keydet89yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Apr 10 2002 - 16:18:30 CDT
My question to you at this point is...how useful is
For example, how useful was the file system check?
Was there more information you could have used? Would
it have been nice if the tool checked for alternate
And yes, I do intend to run it...on test machines on
my home network.
--- Terry <tatkisonbestnetpc.com> wrote:
> I used this tool on several of my servers at work,
> and it seems to be a
> cleaner looking GUI version of hfnetchk. It found a
> couple of missing
> hotfixes on one of the machines, and it also scanned
> for other security
> vulnerabilities. It pretty much works as
> Terry Atkison
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <evilnigeliprimus.com.au>
> To: <focus-mssecurityfocus.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 12:21 AM
> Subject: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer v1.0
> Released 8th April
> Hi gang,
> Anyone had a chance to form some thoughts about the
> MBSA tool which was
> released on the 8th of April?
> If you haven't already seen or heard about it,
> here's a brief spiel about
> Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
> Microsoft has created a new tool, the Microsoft
> Baseline Security Analyzer
> (MBSA), to analyze Windows systems for common
> security misconfigurations.
> Version 1.0 of MBSA includes a graphical and command
> line interface that can
> perform local or remote scans of Windows systems.
> MBSA runs on Windows 2000
> and Windows XP systems and will scan for missing
> hotfixes and
> vulnerabilities in the following products: Windows
> NT 4.0, Windows 2000,
> Windows XP, Internet Information Server (IIS) 40 and
> 5.0, SQL Server 7.0 and
> 2000, Internet Explorer (IE) 5.01 and later, and
> Office 2000 and XP.
> MBSA uses a version of HFNetChk to scan for missing
> hotfixes and service
> packs for Windows, IIS, and SQL Server. MBSA will
> create and store
> individual XML security reports for each computer
> scanned and will display
> the reports in the graphical user interface in HTML.
> For More Information -
> Version - 1.0
> Release Date - 8 April 2002
> Estimated Download Size - 2.5 MB
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