SMB : Disable the C$ and ADMIN$ shares after the scan (WMI)

Info Nessus Plugin ID 55438


The ADMIN$ and/or $C shares have been disabled after the scan.


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.



Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 55438

File Name: wmi_disable_shares.nbin

Version: $Revision: 1.74 $

Type: local

Family: Settings

Published: 2011/06/27

Modified: 2018/06/06

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

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