SMB : Enable the C$ and ADMIN$ shares during the scan (WMI)

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Synopsis :

The ADMIN$ and/or C$ shares were enabled for the duration of the

Description :

To perform a full credentialed scan, Nessus needs the ability to
connect to the remote administrative shares (C$ and ADMIN$). If the
shares are not available on the network, this plugin will attempt to
enable them for the duration of the scan.

You need to explicitly enable this option for this plugin to work:

'Enable administrative shares during the scan'

This option can be found under the following section:

Scan Configuration > Credentials > Windows > Global Settings.

Solution :


Risk factor :


Family: Settings

Nessus Plugin ID: 55437 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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