Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer is a software solution designed by the Redmond-based software giant that allows you to check a given computer for vulnerabilities, no matter the Windows version it uses.
The main window basically provides quick access to three different sides of the application, which are actually the only features at your disposal.
You can scan a computer using its name or IP address, as well as multiple computers within a domain name or a range of IP addresses. You can also view existing security scan reports.
The application checks the system for Windows administrative vulnerabilities, weak passwords, IIS and SQL administrative vulnerabilities, as well as security updates, providing a detailed report and instructions on how to turn your system into a more secure working environment.
A system scan takes only a few minutes and although Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer may stress up the CPU and memory a little bit, it should be able to run on most Windows workstations out there.
The app needs Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Server 2003, Server 2008, Vista, XP or Windows 2000 and all users need administrator privileges for the computers included in the scan.
Overall, Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer is a handy software solution, especially because it helps make your computer a bit safer. It's easy to use, it can work both locally and remotely and allows you to print and copy the reports.