troubleshooting Question

risks in installing microsoft baseline security analyser on live server

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We are trying to do some report for patch status of all servers in our domain - but due to firewall settings - the MBSA remote scans are not completing in full, Namely the security update status section of the report. The admins would prefer not to amend firewall rules to suit, so suggested installing the software locally and running the scans that way. AS I am not a windows server admin - can you forsee any issues in doing so, I don't believe it requires a reboot based on a test installation on a windows & laptop - but I wondered if you can think of anything else to worry about in such an installation on a live server - the last thing we want to do is cause any performance or downtime on critical live servers. it seems quite a safe install to a novice, but maybe you can enlighten me onto the risks in installing such software on a live system
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