You receive the following error when scanning a Windows 8 computer with GFI EndPointSecurity:
Connecting to remote registry failed with: The network path was not found. (error 53)
- GFI EndPointSecurity 2013 SR1 or later
- Windows 8
By default, The remote registry service is disabled in Windows 8. GFI EndPointSecurity requires this service to be allowed to contact remote computers and conduct scans on them.
Scanning requires the Remote Registry service to be enabled. To enable this service on the target computer:
Open the Start screen
Type services.msc and press Enter
Find the Remote Registry service, right-click it and select Properties
Set the Startup type to Automatic
Note: You can also enable this service via Group Policy.