Chapter 1. Microsoft Environments

It makes sense to kick off this book with the most prevalent operating system in business. I'm sure the majority of penetration testers will agree that though both Linux and Windows have their benefits, the industry still falls heavily on Microsoft to provide the brunt of servers. Microsoft has provided testers with some of the most reliable vulnerabilities over the years, and I know that I'm always happy to see an MS reference whenever a scan completes.

By the end of the chapter, you should know at least three types of scenarios and have some idea about how to vary them for repeated tests. The chapter will aim to be as interactive as possible and follow-through as much as possible. In detail, we will cover the ...

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