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WinRM Login Utility



This module attempts to authenticate to a WinRM service. It currently works only if the remote end allows Negotiate(NTLM) authentication. Kerberos is not currently supported. Please note: in order to use this module without SSL, the 'AllowUnencrypted' winrm option must be set. Otherwise adjust the port and set the SSL options in the module as appropriate.


  • thelightcosine
  • smashery


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/winrm/winrm_login
msf auxiliary(winrm_login) > show actions
msf auxiliary(winrm_login) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(winrm_login) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(winrm_login) > run 

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