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This article contains support information for the Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) security update scan tools.
The functionality of the legacy SMS security update scan tools is based on either the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) technology or the Enterprise Scan Tool (EST) technology. The following SMS update scan tools are based on Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) version 1.2:
Technical limitations in the SMS security update scan tools that are based on the MBSA and EST technologies do not allow the tools to run on newer operating systems. SMS security update scan tools that are based on the MBSA and EST technologies will neither run nor support scanning for missing security updates on the following operating systems:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320454/ )Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) version 1.2.1 is available
The list of products that the MBSA and EST scan tools support is hard-coded into the update catalog file. The list of products will not be updated. Additionally, the tools will not be updated to run on newer operating systems. Microsoft is committed to unifying the Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) technologies for future product security update management. These technologies include Microsoft Update, WSUS Server, and SMS with the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Update (ITMU). ITMU is the security update scan tool on which SMS 2003 will rely for future product versions. For more information about the SMS ITMU scan tool, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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