When executing the **smb-enum-shares.nse** script against a Windows XP host, I receive the output I'm expecting (shares, path etc.). However, when running the same script against a Windows 7 host, nothing happens.

Please see the output below:

Starting Nmap 5.61TEST4 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2012-01-10 10:21

Nmap scan report for

Host is up (0.00s latency).


445/tcp open microsoft-ds

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.80 seconds

What is going on?


  • nmap was run with correct credentials of the remote host
  • I'm on windows XP
  • did you check windows 7 "password protected file sharing"? – Hojat Taheri Sep 18 '14 at 13:52

Do you have UAC turned on? Do you use account with administrative permissions?


  • UAC is turned off. I use the smbpassword and smbusername with the correct credentials (local administrator of the windows 7 host) but still it doesn't work.... – John Jan 10 '12 at 8:45

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