Verifying Security Using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

Like Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 also require the latest service packs and updates to reduce known security vulnerabilities. Microsoft offers an intuitive free downloadable tool, Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) to streamline this procedure. This tool identifies common security vulnerabilities on SharePoint Servers by identifying incorrect configurations and missing security patches for Windows Server 2003, IIS, and Microsoft SQL Server 2000.

MBSA not only has the potential to scan a single SharePoint server, but it can also scan multiple instances of SQL Server if multiple instances are installed. ...

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