In order to provide support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, 64-bit scan tool and vulnerability assessment check support, Windows Embedded support, and compatibility with the latest versions of the Windows Update Agent (WUA), Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.2 is now available. The files are not in the wrong place. I am having the same issue on Win7 as well. Even if I specify the location of the cabfile for the mbsacli using /catalog or /cabpath, it still cannot load the cab file. The usual recommendation to read in the faq why I can't run mbsa on Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 does not resolve the issue either.
(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc184922.aspx) to download the
WSUSSCAN2.CAB and MUAuth.CAB files to does not exist, either 2.0 or 2.1 and
no matter the Username.
C:Documents and SettingsUSERNAMELocal SettingsApplication
Also, if you have an Internet connection and run MBSA 2.1, it does not
create either of these directories.
What's the correct location or procedure to download the CAB files for
Added support for additional security catalogs (for future use)
Added /cabpath command-line option to obtain catalogs from a user-selected directory or network share
Corrected automatic fallback to offline mode if Microsoft Update or WSUS servers are unavailable
Removed download link in completed scan reports since it is no longer possible to accurately identify the correct package in a multi-package download
Removed product version from cache directory path when using offline catalog (CAB) file
Updated and revised help files to describe new and corrected features
Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Updated graphical user interface
Full support for 64-bit platforms and vulnerability assessment (VA) checks against 64-bit platforms and components
Improved support for Windows XP Embedded platform
Improved support for SQL Server 2005 vulnerability assessment (VA) checks
Automatic Microsoft Update registration and agent update (if selected) using the graphical interface or from the command-line tool using the /ia feature
New feature to output completed scan reports to a user-selected directory path or network share (command-line /rd feature)
Windows Server Update Services 2.0 and 3.0 compatibility
TechNet WebCast: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.0: Architecture and Scenarios (Level 300)
Mbsa Offline Cab Download Play Tree ThemeMBSA provides many new and powerful features, including integration with the new Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) infrastructure. Learn about these new features and architectural changes to help make your IT infrastructure more organized and unified.
Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Connector for MBSA
This utility allows you to view the results of a Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer scan in a clear, comprehensive Microsoft Office Visio 2007 network diagram.
How to script MBSA
Features of the rollup sample scripts:
Ability to open the main report for a computer from within the rollup view
Roll up all security update results without listing each bulletin explicitly on the command line
Rollup view includes scanning errors, warnings, and restart required details
Summarize results for updates not yet approved on the WSUS server
Run up to 64 scans concurrently for increased throughput
Download the MBSA Scripting Samples from the Microsoft Download Center.
For a complete list of products supported by MBSA based on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) technologies, visit the Products Supported by WSUS page.