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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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Installing Windows Server

Having a Windows operating system in your testing lab is critical to learning security skills as it is the most prominent operating system environment used in production systems. In the scenarios provided, an install of Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2) is used. Since Windows XP is an older operating system, there are many flaws and vulnerabilities that can be exploited in a test environment.

Getting ready

To complete the tasks discussed in this recipe and some of the exercises later in this book, you will need to acquire a copy of a Windows operating system. If possible, Windows XP SP2 should be used because it is the operating system being used while this book is being written. One of the reasons this operating system was ...

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