New MS Baseline Security Analyzer 2.0

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You can download it from here folks!

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Regards,

Richard Urban

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.homeusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    ....or here :-)

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx

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    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups


    "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OoxagaKgFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > You can download it from here folks!
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    >
    > If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.homeusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Now, that's funny. The link is in the message that is saved in my sent
    folder!?

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban

    If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


    "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:OSnqjjKgFHA.2484@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > ...or here :-)
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx
    >
    > --
    >
    > Will Denny
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > Please reply to the News Groups
    >
    >
    > "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:OoxagaKgFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> You can download it from here folks!
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Richard Urban
    >>
    >> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.homeusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    OOps!

    Thanks Will. When I screw up I do it in style!

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban

    If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


    "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:OSnqjjKgFHA.2484@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > ...or here :-)
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx
    >
    > --
    >
    > Will Denny
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > Please reply to the News Groups
    >
    >
    > "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:OoxagaKgFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> You can download it from here folks!
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Richard Urban
    >>
    >> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.homeusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Downloaded the MS Baseline Security and installed it. When the application
    was run i got the 'your security settings prohibit running active x controls
    on this page' error.
    In order to get the thing to work i had to change the registry key: Zone 0
    1200 from 10000 to 0 (zero)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
    Internet Settings \ Zones \ 0

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org


    Everything works fine now
    "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OoxagaKgFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > You can download it from here folks!
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    >
    > If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.homeusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Why not just use the ActiveX security setting interface in IE or Control
    Panel Internet Settings. You MVP's always want to make things more
    difficult than the really are! Is it you are trying to show off/impress
    your fellow geeks, how smart your aren't, that you really are a geek with no
    life or all of the above? What you need to remember here is most of the
    posters don't even know how to get into regedit, much less wanting them to
    be there in the first place, so its best to give answers using any GUI
    interface available, unless absolutely no other method to interface is
    available.

    --

    Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!

    http://www.google.com
    Google is your "Friend"

    "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
    news:O7P7ddMgFHA.2000@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Downloaded the MS Baseline Security and installed it. When the application
    > was run i got the 'your security settings prohibit running active x
    > controls on this page' error.
    > In order to get the thing to work i had to change the registry key: Zone
    > 0 1200 from 10000 to 0 (zero)
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
    > Internet Settings \ Zones \ 0
    >
    > --
    > John Barnett MVP
    > Associate Expert
    > http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    >
    >
    > Everything works fine now
    > "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:OoxagaKgFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> You can download it from here folks!
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Richard Urban
    >>
    >> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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    !


    "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OoxagaKgFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > You can download it from here folks!
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    >
    > If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.homeusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    !


    "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uqPPprLgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > OOps!
    >
    > Thanks Will. When I screw up I do it in style!
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    >
    > If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    >
    > "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:OSnqjjKgFHA.2484@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> ...or here :-)
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Will Denny
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >> Please reply to the News Groups
    >>
    >>
    >> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OoxagaKgFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>> You can download it from here folks!
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Richard Urban
    >>>
    >>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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    !


    "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23xtLdsLgFHA.3584@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Now, that's funny. The link is in the message that is saved in my sent
    > folder!?
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    >
    > If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    >
    > "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:OSnqjjKgFHA.2484@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> ...or here :-)
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Will Denny
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >> Please reply to the News Groups
    >>
    >>
    >> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OoxagaKgFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>> You can download it from here folks!
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Richard Urban
    >>>
    >>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.homeusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Richard Urban wrote:

    > You can download it from here folks!
    >

    That's the silent download version...;-)

    --
    Rock
    MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.homeusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Don't we all :-((

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    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups


    "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uqPPprLgFHA.3448@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > OOps!
    >
    > Thanks Will. When I screw up I do it in style!
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    >
    > If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    >
    > "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:OSnqjjKgFHA.2484@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> ...or here :-)
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Will Denny
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >> Please reply to the News Groups
    >>
    >>
    >> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OoxagaKgFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>> You can download it from here folks!
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Richard Urban
    >>>
    >>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.homeusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    If the option from the security setting in IE had worked then i would have
    said so. The reason why the registry had to be edited was simply because the
    option in IE *did not* work.
    No one is being smart or out to impress and i, for one, am not a geek. if
    you take a look at my website you will see that, wherever, possible
    instructions are given in plain english.
    As am IT Journalist i am am more than aware that most novice/beginners are
    regedit shy and i wouldn't even recommend anyone who isn't familiar with the
    registry to attempt editing it.
    My original comment was in response to Richard's original post regarding the
    availablity of the MS Baseline security analyser. Had i not have included
    the comment about me editing the registry i am sure Richard or Will would
    have suggested it.

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org


    "Star Fleet Admiral Q" <Star_Fleet_Admiral_Q(NO-SPAM)@(SPAM-NOT)hotmail.com>
    wrote in message news:%23W4mfnNgFHA.1044@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Why not just use the ActiveX security setting interface in IE or Control
    > Panel Internet Settings. You MVP's always want to make things more
    > difficult than the really are! Is it you are trying to show off/impress
    > your fellow geeks, how smart your aren't, that you really are a geek with
    > no life or all of the above? What you need to remember here is most of
    > the posters don't even know how to get into regedit, much less wanting
    > them to be there in the first place, so its best to give answers using any
    > GUI interface available, unless absolutely no other method to interface is
    > available.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!
    >
    > http://www.google.com
    > Google is your "Friend"
    >
    > "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
    > news:O7P7ddMgFHA.2000@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> Downloaded the MS Baseline Security and installed it. When the
    >> application was run i got the 'your security settings prohibit running
    >> active x controls on this page' error.
    >> In order to get the thing to work i had to change the registry key: Zone
    >> 0 1200 from 10000 to 0 (zero)
    >>
    >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
    >> Internet Settings \ Zones \ 0
    >>
    >> --
    >> John Barnett MVP
    >> Associate Expert
    >> http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    >>
    >>
    >> Everything works fine now
    >> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OoxagaKgFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>> You can download it from here folks!
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Regards,
    >>>
    >>> Richard Urban
    >>>
    >>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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    And silent it should stay as it isn't needed. :o)

    --

    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:u4mg5RRgFHA.2916@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Richard Urban wrote:
    >
    >> You can download it from here folks!
    >>
    >
    > That's the silent download version...;-)
    >
    > --
    > Rock
    > MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >
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    Hi

    If you've got something to say, please say it. At 1.30am I can't work out
    what '!' is supposed to signify!!

    --

    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups


    "Pete" <Hott@wuy.com> wrote in message
    news:udKa6fPgFHA.1480@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > !
    >
    >
    > "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23xtLdsLgFHA.3584@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> Now, that's funny. The link is in the message that is saved in my sent
    >> folder!?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Richard Urban
    >>
    >> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>
    >>
    >> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
    >> news:OSnqjjKgFHA.2484@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >>> ...or here :-)
    >>>
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> Will Denny
    >>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>> Please reply to the News Groups
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:OoxagaKgFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>>> You can download it from here folks!
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Regards,
    >>>>
    >>>> Richard Urban
    >>>>
    >>>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    >>>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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    Nice Website John.

    Mike Pawlak
  15. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.homeusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Thanks Mike, glad you like it

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org


    "MAP" <mikepawlak2REM@OVEhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e3PlaIWgFHA.2444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Nice Website John.
    >
    > Mike Pawlak
    >
    >
    >
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    BTW, congrats on your nomination, Richard, and welcome aboard!
    --
    ~PA Bear

    Richard Urban wrote:
    > You can download it from here folks!
  17. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.homeusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Thank you PA Bear.

    Still trying to get sorted through everything (-:

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban

    If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


    "PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eeJnOQegFHA.3788@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > BTW, congrats on your nomination, Richard, and welcome aboard!
    > --
    > ~PA Bear
    >
    > Richard Urban wrote:
    >> You can download it from here folks!
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    Lemme know if you need a hand.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

    Richard Urban wrote:
    > Thank you PA Bear.
    >
    > Still trying to get sorted through everything (-:
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eeJnOQegFHA.3788@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> BTW, congrats on your nomination, Richard, and welcome aboard!
    >> --
    >> ~PA Bear
    >>
    >> Richard Urban wrote:
    >>> You can download it from here folks!
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    Visio Connector for MBSA not work with MBSA 2.0
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    This new version dropped the /hf and /v switches so I can no longer do quick
    checks for patches for SQL, OS, XML, MDAC, etc.
    For stand alone computers not using update services like SUS, MU, etc, those
    switches were nice features for putting into a batch file to just check for
    needed Microsoft updates then output to a text file.

    Does Microsoft have any alternatives to easily scan for above patches for
    standalone computers? I know that http://www.shavlik.com has full version of
    hfnetchk but I don't believe I should have to pay for checking for Microsoft
    updates.
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    Bummer_Nomore_quick_Hfnetchk_switch wrote:

    > This new version dropped the /hf and /v switches so I can no
    > longer do quick checks for patches for SQL, OS, XML, MDAC, etc.
    > For stand alone computers not using update services like SUS, MU,
    > etc, those switches were nice features for putting into a batch
    > file to just check for needed Microsoft updates then output to a
    > text file.
    >
    > Does Microsoft have any alternatives to easily scan for above
    > patches for standalone computers? I know that
    > http://www.shavlik.com has full version of hfnetchk but I don't
    > believe I should have to pay for checking for Microsoft updates.
    Hi,

    For MBSA 2.0, Mbsacli.exe /xmlout is what you need to use.

    For a couple of MBSACLI 2.0 /xmlout parsing scripts (one by me), take
    a look at this thread:
    http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.security.baseline_analyzer/browse_frm/thread/0a376c8e8706cadc/5f39f26861db0c03#5f39f26861db0c03

    If you want to copy/paste my script, you should do it from this link
    to avoid Google encoding issues:
    http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.security.baseline_analyzer/msg/0136a0ce0a233c61?dmode=source&hl=en


    Note that Microsoft Update Agent 2.0 is required for MBSACLI 2.0,
    so if your computers haven't got it yet (from the latest Windows
    Update version or a WSUS server or a MBSA installation that have
    installed it), you can download and install it from here:

    For x86-based computers (WindowsUpdateAgent20-x86.exe)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=43264

    (will work for Win2k SP3 and SP4, WinXP RTM/SP1/SP2, and
    Win2k3 RTM/SP1)

    For x64-based computers (WindowsUpdateAgent20-x64.exe):
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=43265


    Unattended installation command line switches:

    WindowsUpdateAgent20-x86.exe /quiet /norestart


    --
    torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
    Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
    the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx
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    Thank you for your reply. Your script seemed to work for my Windows 2003 SP1
    server but not for my Windows XP SP2 workstation.
    Even though my workstation has latest WUA 5.8.0.2469 installed, I got this
    error:

    MBSA failed, error was:
    The computer is assigned to a SUS 1.0 server. Scanning requires the assigned
    server to be an Update Services server.

    Nonetheless, the report still does not cover updates for SQL Server and show
    versions of currently installed components.
    I think I will go back to MBSA 1.2.1 which gives me a nice output such as:

    ----------------------------
    SERVERNAME (55.55.1.100)
    ----------------------------

    * WINDOWS SERVER 2003, STANDARD EDITION SP1

    Patch NOT Found MS05-036 901214

    * INTERNET INFORMATION SERVICES 6.0 SP1

    Patch NOT Found MS05-037 903235

    * INTERNET EXPLORER 6.0 FOR WINDOWS SERVER 2003 SP1

    Information
    All necessary hotfixes have been applied.

    * MDAC 2.8 SP2

    Information
    There are no security updates available for this product.

    * MICROSOFT VIRTUAL MACHINE (VM) GOLD
    Information
    All necessary hotfixes have been applied.

    * MSXML 2.6 SP3

    Information
    There are no security updates available for this product.

    * MSXML 3.0 SP7

    Information
    There are no security updates available for this product.

    Warning
    The latest service pack for this product is not installed.
    Currently SP7 is installed. The latest service pack is SP5.

    * MSXML 4.0 SP2

    Information
    There are no security updates available for this product.

    * SQL SERVER 2000 SP4

    Information
    All necessary hotfixes have been applied.

    This above format is better because it shows both the needed updates AND the
    versions of currently installed components including SQL, JVM, XML, etc.
    Also, the execution of the MBSA with /hf and output to a text file is
    extremely fast.
    I put the following in a batch file which executes quickly:
    C:
    CD "\Program Files\Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer"
    mbsacli.exe /hf /v /f results.txt
    notepad results.txt



    "Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote:

    > Bummer_Nomore_quick_Hfnetchk_switch wrote:
    >
    > > This new version dropped the /hf and /v switches so I can no
    > > longer do quick checks for patches for SQL, OS, XML, MDAC, etc.
    > > For stand alone computers not using update services like SUS, MU,
    > > etc, those switches were nice features for putting into a batch
    > > file to just check for needed Microsoft updates then output to a
    > > text file.
    > >
    > > Does Microsoft have any alternatives to easily scan for above
    > > patches for standalone computers? I know that
    > > http://www.shavlik.com has full version of hfnetchk but I don't
    > > believe I should have to pay for checking for Microsoft updates.
    > Hi,
    >
    > For MBSA 2.0, Mbsacli.exe /xmlout is what you need to use.
    >
    > For a couple of MBSACLI 2.0 /xmlout parsing scripts (one by me), take
    > a look at this thread:
    > http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.security.baseline_analyzer/browse_frm/thread/0a376c8e8706cadc/5f39f26861db0c03#5f39f26861db0c03
    >
    > If you want to copy/paste my script, you should do it from this link
    > to avoid Google encoding issues:
    > http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.security.baseline_analyzer/msg/0136a0ce0a233c61?dmode=source&hl=en
    >
    >
    > Note that Microsoft Update Agent 2.0 is required for MBSACLI 2.0,
    > so if your computers haven't got it yet (from the latest Windows
    > Update version or a WSUS server or a MBSA installation that have
    > installed it), you can download and install it from here:
    >
    > For x86-based computers (WindowsUpdateAgent20-x86.exe)
    > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=43264
    >
    > (will work for Win2k SP3 and SP4, WinXP RTM/SP1/SP2, and
    > Win2k3 RTM/SP1)
    >
    > For x64-based computers (WindowsUpdateAgent20-x64.exe):
    > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=43265
    >
    >
    > Unattended installation command line switches:
    >
    > WindowsUpdateAgent20-x86.exe /quiet /norestart
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
    > Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
    > the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx
    >
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