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Microsoft Base Analyser

Hi, anyone know how to use Microsoft Base Analyser?
I have 2 systems that do not have access to the Internet nor to a WSUS server. I want to run the Microsoft Base Analyser program so that it will report what security patches are missing which I can then obtain and install manually.
Thank you
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Jason Thomas
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arnoldCommented:
One option is to download and install the MBSA on those system as well as retrieve the newer XML file that includes the current update state.

Are those servers/systems accessible from other systems that do have internet access?
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
Thanks,

How do i retrieve the updated XML file?

No, unfortunately not.
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arnoldCommented:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926464
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927745/

An alternative is to get the updates on an internet connected system and then copy the two files from
%userprofile%\local settings\application data\Microsoft\MBSA\2.1\cache

You need the the two wsusscan2.cab and wsusscan2.cab.dat files.

I tried following the above two links to a location where you can download just the two files, but locating it on a local system seemed simpler.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Have you tried Belarc?
 
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html 
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