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The Nessus scan of this host may be incomplete due to insufficient
The Nessus scanner testing the remote host has been given SMB
credentials to log into the remote host, however these credentials do
not have administrative privileges.
Typically, when Nessus performs a patch audit, it logs into the remote
host and reads the version of the DLLs on the remote host to determine
if a given patch has been applied or not. This is the method Microsoft
recommends to determine if a patch has been applied.
If your Nessus scanner does not have administrative privileges when
doing a scan, then Nessus has to fall back to perform a patch audit
through the registry which may lead to false positives (especially when
using third-party patch auditing tools) or to false negatives (not all
patches can be detected through the registry).
Reconfigure your scanner to use credentials with administrative
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