Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
What is the latest version of MBSA?
MBSA 2.3 builds on the previous version, MBSA 2.2 and corrects minor issues reported by customers. MBSA 2.3 is supported on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
MBSA is built on the Windows Update Agent and Microsoft Update infrastructure, ensuring consistency across Microsoft management products, including Microsoft Update (MU), Windows Server Update Services 2.0 and 3.0 (WSUS), Systems Management Server Inventory Tool for Microsoft Update (ITMU) (SMS), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007, and Small Business Server (SBS.)
Unless specifically noted, all references to MBSA 2.0 in the MBSA TechNet pages also apply to all versions of MBSA.
Which releases of Microsoft Windows does MBSA currently support?
Which releases of Microsoft Office does MBSA currently support?
Note for Microsoft Account: MBSA does not support vulnerability assessment check for Microsoft account on Windows 8 and above.
Legacy Product Support
For customers with legacy Microsoft products that are not supported by MBSA, Microsoft Update, or WSUS (or customers requiring compatibility with MBSA 1.2.1 or Shavlik’s HFNetChk technologies), Shavlik Technologies offers a free MBSA 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 detection.
For more information about Shavlik NetChk Limited, or to download the tool, visit the Shavlik download page on Shavlik's website.
The 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 products.