Create Windows or Linux Master Image with Nessus Agent Installed

When creating a master image for Windows or Linux, you may include an agent installation. However, there are files and registry settings that you must set per host. By removing and changing files, the agent generates new files once the agent reboots. If the host is imaged with these files and you attempt to link several imaged agents, you receive a 409 UUID error.

You only need to perform the following steps if the agent used in the image is already linked to Tenable.io or Nessus Manager.

Note: The following steps require administrative or root privileges.
Note: The process for preparing an agent to use in a golden image is different starting with Agent version 8.3.0.

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