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Re: Metasploit Express not launching sessions(psexec)
From: HD Moore <hdm () metasploit com>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 15:42:48 -0500

On 5/24/2010 9:30 AM, John Biondolillo wrote:
Either automatically with the Exploit button or doing it manually
through Modules when I try to use PSEXEC it doesn't launch a session, I
can get a session through ssh, telnet, but not smb. But if I use the
framework it works fine, any ideas?

There are three issues you may be running into:

1) The system is running an AV package that is deleting the binary or
otherwise preventing it from running. This is a disadvantage of using
generated EXEs from a template and we are working on a better long-term

2) The system only allows signed executables to be launched by default.
This is the case with Server 2003 R2 by default and other operating
systems when the policy indicates.

3) Your local system is firewalling the inbound connection. Make sure
the Windows Firewall is disabled on Windows and iptables is clear on Linux.

A fourth, but much less common issue is that the current service
template is not compatible with Windows NT 4.0.


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