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  • Hi there,

    We do not use WSUS but my question is related to patch managemet.

    Is there a way to check the patch level of Windows 2000/2003 servers using a comman-line or freeware tool in order to verify whether it is up-to-date with very latest patches?

    We've many servers in our setup, so it would be great if the tool enables us to check for server patch level in batches.

    Some one suggested MBSA, but not sure if this tool is free for corporate users.

    Thanks in advance,
    V

    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 5:09 AM

Answers

  • This is correct. The Microsoft Baseline Security Advisor v2.1 is free to download from the Microsoft Download Center.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 5:33 AM

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  • MBSA would be a good tool for you to use for that purpose. The Baseline Security Analyzer is Microsoft's tool and they would have the licensing info available, but as far as I recall, there are no restrictions on its use.
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 6:34 PM
  • This is correct. The Microsoft Baseline Security Advisor v2.1 is free to download from the Microsoft Download Center.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 5:33 AM
  • Lawrence,

    I appreciate the link, but that goes directly to MS' home page.......that really isn't helping when someone thinks it's a direct link.

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:26 PM