MBSA without internet connection

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer download a security definition file from MS site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=18922 for english version) if the target computer hasn't got an internet connection you can manually copy this file into the MBSA folder.

This is the step by step procedure:
1) Download MBSA (Actual version is 1.21 released on 16 August 2004)
2) Install it on an internet connected computer
3) Launch it (it will download the last security definition)
4) Install MBSA on the target computer
5) Copy the file mssecure.xml from the first computer into the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer\ on the target computer

This useful tool can be launched from the command line, use mbsacli.exe -? for further details
Another workaround could be the usage of a SUS server.
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