TryHackMe: ICE Walk-through

5 min readNov 25, 2020

Exploiting Windows and Privilege Escalation

Deploy & hack into a Windows machine, exploiting a very poorly secured media server.

Tools: Nmap, Metasploit, Mimikats

#1 Connect

Connect to the network using OpenVPN or access it using the in browser machine provided by THM (membership required) ~ Detailed steps >>Here<<

#2 Recon — What can we find out about this machine?

Deploy the machine!

  • Once the victim is up and running, launch a scan against the target machine using nmap — ‘namp -sS -A -p- <IP>’

As all ports are being scanned, it might take a few minutes. Once the scan is completed, take note of open ports and other notable information obtained.

  • One of the more interesting ports open is Microsoft Remote Desktop (MSRDP). What port is this open on?




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