Export (0) Print
Expand All

Windows Version check

Published: December 16, 2009

Applies To: Forefront Client Security

The Windows Version SSA check determines which operating system is running on the scanned computer. Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows® XP, and Windows 2000 Server introduced new levels of reliability and availability for all of your business operations, such as improved control over file permissions.

Resolutions for potentially unacceptable scores

For High scores, upgrade the scanned computer to the Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000 Server operating system.

For Error scores, investigate the computer for problems and verify that the operating system is Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000 Server. One potential cause of an Error score is Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) corruption on the scanned computer. To resolve this issue, register all the WMI dynamic-link library (DLL) files again.

To register WMI DLL files again
  1. Open a Command Prompt window by clicking Start, clicking Run, and then typing:

    cmd

  2. Use the cd command to navigate to:

    %windir%\System32\Wbem

  3. Type the following command:

    for %i in (*.dll) do RegSvr32 –s %i

Scoring and results

The following table shows how Client Security determines the score resulting from performing this check on a client computer. It also shows the results message that appears in related reports.

 

Score Operating system is Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000 Server Operating system has a service pack installed Client Security cannot acquire settings Results message

High

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

This computer is running the following operating system: operating-system. It should be upgraded to Windows 2000 or later.

Low

Yes

No

Not applicable

This computer is running the following operating system: operating-system.

  

Yes

Yes

Not applicable

This computer is running the following operating system: operating-system. The following service pack is installed: service-pack.

Error

Not applicable

Not applicable

Yes

This computer is missing the settings required to determine operating system version.

Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft