Microsoft Windows SMB Registry : Nessus Cannot Access the Windows Registry

info Nessus Plugin ID 26917


Nessus is not able to access the remote Windows Registry.


It was not possible to connect to PIPE\winreg on the remote host.

If you intend to use Nessus to perform registry-based checks, the registry checks will not work because the 'Remote Registry Access' service (winreg) has been disabled on the remote host or can not be connected to with the supplied credentials.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 26917

File Name: smb_registry_fail.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/4/2007

Updated: 9/22/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/registry_not_accessible

Reference Information

IAVB: 0001-B-0506