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What freeware non-intrusive (ie don't change the registry)
or Windows command can list out the MS security/mandatory
patches that are installed in servers & the dates they're installed?
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Question by:sunhux
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This link will show you various methods of obtaining ALL the different type of applied updates and when they were applied.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4197.how-to-list-all-of-the-windows-and-software-updates-applied-to-a-computer.aspx
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That link requires a sign-in & doesn't display properly
in my Chrome despite refreshing the page
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Oh, sorry, if I scroll further down, I'll see the answers.

Just one last query.  When I issued the command below, the initial
batch of patches do not reflect the install dates;  it's only those
displayed further down have install dates.  Why is this so?

wmic qfe list full |more

Caption=
CSName=XXX
Description=
FixComments=
HotFixID=File 1
InstallDate=
InstalledBy=
InstalledOn=
Name=
ServicePackInEffect=KB981349
Status=


Caption=
CSName=XXX
Description=
FixComments=
HotFixID=Q147222
InstallDate=
InstalledBy=
InstalledOn=
Name=
ServicePackInEffect=
Status=


Caption=
CSName=XXX
Description=Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Security Update (KB953297)
FixComments=Update
HotFixID=M953297
InstallDate=
InstalledBy=NCS
InstalledOn=2/3/2010
Name=
ServicePackInEffect=1.1
Status=


Caption=
CSName=XXX
Description=Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB867460)
FixComments=Update
HotFixID=S867460
InstallDate=
InstalledBy=
InstalledOn=4/30/2006
Name=
ServicePackInEffect=1.1
Status=
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. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

The MBSA is a tool that can be used to detect missing security updates and typical security misconfigurations.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/cc184923

Also see Microsoft security compliance manager

http://blogs.technet.com/b/security/archive/2013/01/15/microsoft-s-free-security-tools-microsoft-security-compliance-manager-tool-scm.aspx

And if interest check out Microsoft attack surface analyser

http://blogs.technet.com/b/security/archive/2012/08/02/microsoft-s-free-security-tools-attack-surface-analyzer.aspx
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