Check for Windows Update Traffic

info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4433
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Synopsis

The remote host is enabled and utilizing Microsoft Windows Update.

Description

The remote host is enabled and utilizing Microsoft Windows Update. This service allows users to check for missing updates and initiate remediation via the Microsoft update site. Depending on your individual policy, this may or may not be a desirable action.

Solution

Ensure that Windows Update utilization is a valid use of company resources.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 4433

Family: Generic

Published: 3/18/2008

Updated: 6/1/2015