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Mbsa 2.0

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#1 Papa G

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 12:27 PM

I have recently installed MBSA 2.0 on a Win XP Pro, SP2, fully updated and clean machine.

When I try to run a scan I get the message "The category file is damaged or an Invalid Catalog"

What is the resolution to this problem please?

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 12:48 PM

MBSA info can be found HERE.

From the MS web site:

This error can occur if the wsusscan.cab file is located in a read-only directory (such as on a CD-ROM). The MBSA command-line utility extracts files from the .cab file by writing files to the directory that the .cab file is in, and will report this error if it cannot write files to that directory. To avoid this error, make sure that wsusscan.cab is in a directory to which the account running mbsacli.exe has write access.

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