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Windows Escalate Locked Desktop Unlocker

This module unlocks a locked Windows desktop by patching the respective code inside the LSASS.exe process. This patching process can result in the target system hanging or even rebooting, so be careful when using this module on production systems.

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Module Name



  • L4teral <l4teral[4t]gmail com>
  • Metlstorm


  • windows



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 post/windows/escalate/screen_unlock msf post(screen_unlock) > sessions ...sessions... msf post(screen_unlock) > set SESSION <session-id> msf post(screen_unlock) > show options and set options... msf post(screen_unlock) > run