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Microsoft Windows Authenticated Logged In Users Enumeration

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Microsoft Windows Authenticated Logged In Users Enumeration



This module uses a valid administrator username and password to enumerate users currently logged in, using a similar technique than the "psexec" utility provided by SysInternals. It uses reg.exe to query the HKU base registry key.


  • 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/scanner/smb/psexec_loggedin_users
msf auxiliary(psexec_loggedin_users) > show actions
msf auxiliary(psexec_loggedin_users) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(psexec_loggedin_users) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(psexec_loggedin_users) > run 

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