Start disabled Server Service during the scan (WMI)

info Nessus Plugin ID 144455
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The server service was enabled for the duration of the scan.


To perform a full credentialed scan, Nessus needs the ability to connect to the remote server service (LanmanServer). If the service is disabled, this plugin will attempt to start for the duration of the scan.

For this plugin to work, you need to select the option 'Start the server service during the scan' on the credentials page when you add your Windows credentials.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 144455

File Name: wmi_start_server_svc.nbin

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Family: Settings

Published: 12/18/2020

Updated: 9/13/2021

Dependencies: global_settings.nasl, kerberos.nasl, logins.nasl

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Excluded KB Items: SMB/not_windows