Getting ready

To complete this section, you will need the following:

  1. Installation media for Windows 7 and Windows server 2008. Due to licensing restrictions, we are unable to provide installation media for Microsoft software products.
These versions are preferable as they are old enough to have well-documented vulnerabilities and low resource requirements. Since Windows 7 for desktops and Windows server 2008 are most commonly seen as of the time of the writing of this book, we recommend these be used for your test lab, and will be used as examples in this book.
  1. A virtual machine platform such as VirtualBox which we configured in previous steps.
  1. Starting from your VirtualBox interface, select the New button from the upper-left corner ...

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