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Microsoft Windows Authenticated Administration Utility



This module uses a valid administrator username and password to execute an arbitrary command on one or more hosts, using a similar technique than the "psexec" utility provided by SysInternals. Daisy chaining commands with '&' does not work and users shouldn't try it. This module is useful because it doesn't need to upload any binaries to the target machine.


  • Royce Davis @R3dy__ <rdavis@accuvant.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/admin/smb/psexec_command
msf auxiliary(psexec_command) > show actions
msf auxiliary(psexec_command) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(psexec_command) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(psexec_command) > run 

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