I´m having the same error here.
MBSA 2.1.1 running on Win XP SP3. I try to runa local scan. MBSA downloads
the catalog from Microsoft Update but when it finishes downloading it, I get
the "the catalog file is damaged or an invalid catalog" error.
I also tried downloading the wsusscn2.cab, mauth.cab and redist.cab into
"c:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Program
Data\Microsoft\MBSA\2.2.1\Cache" and get the same error and running from
comand line with the /nd option with the same error.
I did remove everything and did a fresh install of MBSA withot success.
It was working fine last week, both for local and remote scans.. I´m behind
a corporate firewall but there were no changes to it. IE is in online mode, I
can surf the Internet and download.
Any help will be appreciated.
Juan Pablo Sales Gonzalez
> On Feb 22, 11:54 am, ITGuru <***@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 26, 7:03 pm, mcsepit <***@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > > Ken,
> > > Were you able to resolve the issue? I am having the same problem.
> > > --
> > > Thanks
> > > Barb
> > > "Ken" wrote:
> > > > I'm trying to use MBSA 2.1 to scan my server to see which patches I need to
> > > > allpy. But all the servers come back with "The catalog file is damaged or an
> > > > invalid catalog." on both online and offline scan. The MBSA did work before.
> > > > I downloaded the latest wsuscn2.cab and wuredist.cab for the offline scan. I
> > > > also installed windows update agent 3.0 on some of the servers, but they
> > > > still gave me the same error. The version of the wuauclt.exe is 7.4.7600.226
> > > > on system32.
> > > > I'm running out of iedas. Anyone know how to fix that and why it happens?
> > > > thanks.