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Installing Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0

By Garth Jones

While answering forum posts within the Configuration Manager 2012 (CM12) forums, I noticed another query about how to use Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0.

This is a handy tool to have when you want to validate that SQL is setup correctly for CM12 prior to installing CM12, or you can use it with any of the other configuration packs to confirm compliance with best practices.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/search/DownloadsDrillInResults.aspx?q=MBCA&cateorder=2_5_1&site=

The key to remember, however, is that you need to install not only Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 (MBCA), but the MBCA pack too in order to use this tool. In our case, it is the System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Analyzer.

Over the next few blog posts, I will show you how to install Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 with the System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Analyzer (SCCA) module, and how to finally use Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0.

Let’s get started by installing Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0.

On my (soon to be) CM12 site server, I first download Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16475.

Start the setup by double-clicking on MBCA_Setup64_win8.msi

Installing MBCA - Setup Wizard

Click Next.

Installing MBCA - License Agreement

Select I accept the terms… then click Next.

Installing MBCA - Destination Folder

Click Next.

Installing MBCA - Start Installation

Click Install.

Installing MBCA - Finish

Click Finish.

In tomorrow’s blog post I will show you how to install System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Analyzer, and in the following post you will see how to use the Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 tool.