SMB Registry : Start the Registry Service during the scan

info Nessus Plugin ID 35703


The registry service was enabled for the duration of the scan.


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

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

'Start the Remote Registry service during the scan'

This option can be found under the following section:

Scan Configuration > Credentials > Windows > Global Settings.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 35703

File Name: start_registry_svc.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.10

Type: local

Family: Settings

Published: 2/18/2009

Updated: 8/21/2017

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/transport, SMB/name, SMB/login, SMB/password

Excluded KB Items: SMB/not_windows