Windows Command Line Operations

You must run all programs as a local user with administrative privileges. To do so, when UAC is enabled, right-click on the installer program and select Run as Administrator.

Start or Stop NNM

Action Command to Manage NNM


net start "Tenable NNM Proxy"


net stop "Tenable NNM Proxy"

Alternatively, NNM can be managed via the Services control panel utility. Under the list of services, find Tenable NNM Proxy Service. Right click on the service to provide a list of options for the services, including the ability to start or stop the Tenable NNM or Tenable NNM Proxy service.

File Locations

NNM installs its files in the following locations:

Path Purpose

C:\Program Files\Tenable\NNM

Contains NNM binaries and dependent libraries.


Contains all data files consumed and output by NNM and NNM Proxy (e.g., configuration, plugins, logs, and reports).

Note: This directory does not appear unless the Windows Hidden Files and Folders option is enabled.

The following table contains the folder layout under C:\ProgramData\Tenable\NNM:

Folder Purpose


Contains the software license agreement for NNM.


Parent folder for NNM logs, reports, plugins, and scripts directories. Also contains the NNM-services file.


Contains the database files relating to the configuration, reports, and users for NNM.


Stores the NNM knowledge base, if used.


Contains NNM logs.


Contains the NNM plugins delivered via,, the NNM Feed, or updated via the command line or web interface if NNM is running in Offline mode.

Note: Do not change this path from the default C:\ProgramData\Tenable\NNM\nnm if is used to manage the plugins.


A file NNM uses to map service names to ports. This file may be edited by the user. Plugin updates do not overwrite modifications to the file.


Contains reports generated by NNM . This folder contains the .nessus file generated by default.


Contains the files for the NNM Web server.


Contains SSL certificates used by the proxy and web server for the SSL connection between itself and or the web browser.


Contains folders for user files and reports.


Contains the files for the NNM web front-end.


Parent folder for files used/created by the NNM proxy.


Contains NNM proxy and NNM proxy service logs.


Contains process ID temporary files.