Maybe soon this will finally show up on pen-test... :-)
A while back I encountered an issue when using TSGrinder:
>tsgrinder -u administrator -b -n 2 192.168.1.5
timed_Event_send_recv: Wait failed: TIMEOUT
Couldn't get handle to client window
I was busy and didn't have time to mess with it and it still worked on
one of my other computers.
Over the holidays things were slow, so I decided it was time to look
into why I got the error. Turns out my first machine was fully patched
and the older moth-balled box wasn't. The problem is due to the upgrade
of mstsc during a windows update.
The workaround in a nutshell:
Download & Unzip TSGrinder
Obtain and place a copy of mstsc.exe and mstscax.dll version
5.1.2600.2800 (you may be able to find it in an $NTUninstall under
%windir%) in the same directory as TSGrinder.
Place the following text in a new file called tsgrinder.exe.manifest
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
And place it in the same directory.
This worked for me - anyone else?