A useful tool Microsoft Baseline security Analyzer
MBSA is a great tool, today I’m configuring a new production server, after I configure everything I simply run it and immediately it found some issues
What I love of MBSA is that he immediately tells you how to solve the specific problem, in this situation I’ve installed a redistributable component, and mbsa tells me that he needs a critical update, and it points me immediately to the result
It permits to immediately spot security issue with production server, and it is a simple tool to use.
And I want to remember you that a new version 2.1.1 is available for supporting windows 7 and windows server 2008 R2, you can find details here.