Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) – on remote computer without a trust

In order to run Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) against a remote computer with alternative credentials – such as computers in a perimeter without a trust – you have to either call MBSA from command line or connect to the remote computer using NET USE. Below are shown both alternatives:

Alternative #1 – command line


Alternative #2 – GUI (with net use)


Before the scan is started run a Command Prompt as Administrator to specify alternative credentials with NET USE and the remote computer ip-adress.

NOTE: It is important to use Run As Administrator because Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) is also running as administrator!

When this is done Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) can start scanning the remote computer from GUI

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Henrik Damgaard

Henrik Damgaard

Hi I’m Henrik and I write this blog based on useful topics I find interesting – mostly covering some of my technical interests : System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), BizTalk, Windows Server, PowerShell, SQL server, Internet Information Services, PHP and .NET I am currently holding a position as System Administrator with focus on Microsoft server products.

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