Access is denied scanning WORKGROUP machines
When you scan a Windows machine that is a member of a WORKGROUP you may see the error
Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
This can be caused by User Access Control settings on the WORKGROUP machine.
When accessing the Windows machine using a local account that is not the Administrator user, the Administrator group privileges are removed by default.
- Configure the scan to use the built-in Administrator account credentials on the credentials tab of the scan profile.
- or -
- Change the following registry key on the machine being scanned
LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy = 1
WARNING: This change affects the security level.
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