What are the supported systems and requirements?

Supported systems

  • Windows

    Accessed using the SMB protocol (with user credentials) to check installed software on the system as well as the patch levels.

  • Linux/UNIX

    Accessed using SSH with user credentials or SSH key

Requirements on the scanned target systems

Windows

  • To access the Windows registry properly, the target system needs to have the Remote Registry service enabled and running.

  • For standalone target systems, that are not included in a local domain, it is important to set this registry key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system\

    DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy = 1
  • Have the File and Printer Sharing service enabled

  • If you are scanning multiple servers within a domain it is recommended to set up a user in the Domain Administrators group. This will make it easier to manage permissions for the scanning centrally. How to setup a domain user account

Linux

  • A regular user account is enough (no su/root user permissions required)

 

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