Set up Metasploitable on Windows in Virtual Box

 

To get started you will need  Vagrant, Packer, and Virtualbox. Install these dependencies:

 

 

 

We recommend using these exact versions as the scripts were made for them.

Metasploitable on Windows – Install Vagrant reload plugin

Go to the directory in the command line to the directory where unpacked the Vagrant Reload plugin then run this command to install the Vagrant:

vagrant plugin install vagrant-reload

1 Install vagrant-reload

How To Set up Metasploitable on Windows in Virtual Box – 1 Install vagrant-reload

After Vagrant, continue with downloading Packer.

Metasploitable on Windows – Download Packer

The next step is to download Packer from the following download page:

https://www.packer.io/downloads.html

Download the latest version of Packer and unpack it the Metasploitable 3 master directory. Storing the binary of Packer in the direct Metasploitable 3 directory allows easy execution for setup without setting up additional requirements. After you copy the Packer file to the Metasploitable 3 directory, you may set up the virtual machine.

Metasploitable on Windows – Creating the Metasploitable 3 VM

After all of the pre-requisites have been met, you can use Packer to setup the VM in Virtualbox. Move the command line to the Metasploitable 3 location and run the following command from an elevated command line:

packer build windows_2008_r2.json

Build Metasploitable 3 with Packer

How To Set up Metasploitable on Windows in Virtual Box – Build Metasploitable 3 with Packer

Building the VM will take a while so be patient.

Build Metasploitable 3 with Packer finished

Build Metasploitable 3 with Packer – Build Metasploitable 3 once Packer is finished

When the script is finishes run:

vagrant box add windows_2008_r2_virtualbox.box –name=metasploitable3

vagrant box add windows_2008_r2_virtualbox

How To Set up Metasploitable on Windows in Virtual Box – vagrant box add windows_2008_r2_virtualbox

Once that is completely done, run one last command:

vagrant up

The installation of Metasploitable 3 should now be done and you can use the VM.

 

Metasploitable on Windows – Booting Metasploitable 3

Now that you have completed the installation of Metasploitabl you may boot in in Virtualbox. The default username for the virtual machine is “vagrant” with password “vagrant”.