We noticed that one of the machines we're scanning is displaying the OS Windows XP and OS CPE as Windows_7: Sp1 x 64. Why and how would those two be different?
Actually, I found the thread https://community.qualys.com/thread/13606
If I remember correctly the OS CPE doesn't get updated every scan. Or maybe it was something along the lines of authentication was working during the last scan (which is how it got the OS SPE), however, the last time it was scanned auth failed so it carried over the last known OS CPE. Maybe I am wrong but I've asked the same question a while back. Efficiently tracking end points has always been a pain. I believe the only recommendations you will get from Qualys is to buy the agents.
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