I use both PC and VM modules.
I want to know if there is anyway I can test if credentials I create to certain hosts are working properly and have sufficient privileges by using PC scans. Some environments are very critical and I want to minimize the risk associated with those credential test scans. I've been thinking about creating a policy that uses a single control, then using that policy to perform a "scan by policy". This would minimize the commands issued by Qualys on the target hosts. Question: will this fully test the the permissios given to the credentials Qualys uses on that host? Another question: will this significantly (or slightly) reduce the risk associated with the scan procedure? The test must tell me if the credentials are good enough to scan for any control on the target host.