Author Topic: Getting started with BackBox 3 on Windows 8 & Hyper-V  (Read 9797 times)

sinflooddotnet

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on: December 12, 2012, 01:03:24 AM
Hi,

I wanted to make it accessible for anyone to setup a security testing toolkit like the BackBox distribution on Windows 8, so I wrote a blog article on setting up Hyper-V on Windows 8 to fire up a VM with BackBox 3.

I also added all required Powershell cmdlets and parameters for the people that would like to learn about scripting and automation. I used the cmdlets myself when I was creating material for this article.

In later articles I'll post more in-detail how-to's and screencasts on the post-installation steps so you can get started with the back-end services and the configuration of some of your favorite tools. The articles will be used as a lab exercise for a course I'm teaching called "Security for System Administrators". I hope it is useful to some of you wanting to try it on Windows 8 or wanting to learn how to script it together ;)

URL: http://sinflood.net/?p=16



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Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 05:16:21 PM
the article has been fully updated and now includes the solution to a few problems I had to deal with for the combination of platform and guest OS.



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Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 05:34:24 PM
Does any one of you have a Hyper-V installation - whether on a Hyper-V cluster or on a notebook - with a backbox guest installed? I'm very curious  about your experiences with this platform. thanks



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Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 11:14:32 AM
Does any one of you have a Hyper-V installation - whether on a Hyper-V cluster or on a notebook - with a backbox guest installed? I'm very curious  about your experiences with this platform. thanks
no offense pal, but I don't think you will find someone here who uses microsft stuff...I think we are talking about unix world here.
however, if you test this by yourself you are welcome in this forum to tell us about your experience.

However, if you'd like to know about the virtualization environment, in my opinion, obviously, the best system is XEN for me, and any of OS has been tested successfully on the platform, including BackBox.

Cheers!



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Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 05:44:29 PM
Thanks Ostendali, I think so too. I just wanted to motivate windows 8 users to virtualize entire lab environments on Windows 8 and to be able to use BackBox 3 on it too.