following error appears while scaning remote computer hrough MBSA 2.1 "Windows Update Agent is not supported on this operating system" RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have checked the windows update agent and it is fine; i have checked the remote registory service on targeted computer and found that it is not available in the windows services. Please advice.
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:36 AM


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  • Hi Yasir Abid,

    Please try the MBSA Newsgroup instead.

    MBSA Newsgroups
    Server: news.microsoft.com
    Group: microsoft.public.security.baseline_analyzer

    Hope this helps,

    Vincenzo Di Russo - Microsoft MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows Desktop Experience & Security - Since 2003. ~~~ My MVP Profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:54 AM
  • The MBSA newsgroup link is dead... Please advise, Im getting the "Windows Update Agent is not supported on this operating system" error also. 
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 11:43 PM
  • In my enviroment I fixed this issue by turning on the remote registry in windows 7. MBSA scanned just fine on my test group after starting the service.

    Might be a good idea to turn it off after you get done scanning. You can control services with the "sc" command in a script or use group policy to set its start state (auto,manual,disabled). I havent dug deep enough to see if you can start the service with gpo.

    • Proposed as answer by Denis.Pasternak Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:32 AM
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:31 PM
  • Thank you, really need to enable the Remote Registry service
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:33 AM