Nessus Scanning on Windows Domain

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This paper is about using Nessus to scan Windows networks and various scenarios one might encounter. It does not talk about running Nessus from a Windows machine but on a Windows machine or network. In other words, Windows computers are targets.

Topics covered include:

Part I: Scan Types

1) Default scan
2) Nessus scan with admin rights
3) Nessus scan with access to registry
4) So how do we give Nessus that inside information

Part II: Configuration issues

1) Configuration on Nessus’ end
2) Configuration on target’ end
3) Why not use Administrator accounts?
4) Special account: nessus
5) Enhacements in a domain environment

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