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Kon Boot Help Guide      Table of Content      1. Getting started         1.1 Introduction...................................
Kon Boot Help Guide       1.1    Introduction       ThankyouforchoosingKonBoot.t       KonBootisanapplicationwhichwillbypa...
Kon Boot Help Guide       1.2    Content       Filename                      Description       konFLOPPY.img              ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       1.3    System requirements       Recommended Minimum Hardware:       IntelPentiumIIIprocessor(or...
Kon Boot Help Guide       1.4    Kon Boot Compatibility       Kon Boot will work with the following operating systems.    ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       1.5    How it works       KonBootbootsfromexternalmediasuchasfloppy,CD,orUSBremovabledrives.    ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       2.1      How to make a Kon Boot USB flash drive       LocateKonBootInstallutilityinthefollowingd...
Kon Boot Help Guide       2.2 How to make a Kon Boot CD       LocatekonCD.isointhefollowingdirectory:       KonBootv1.1KON...
Kon Boot Help Guide       3.1      Inserting and enabling media       • PoweronthetargetPCtouseKonBooton.       • Enterthe...
Kon Boot Help Guide       Example: BIOS of a PC       Consultyourmotherboardmanualforspecificinstructions.       IftheBIOS...
Kon Boot Help Guide       3.2 Kon Boot Logon       AfterKonBootscreenhasexecutedandWindowsreachesthelogonscreen,simplysele...
Kon Boot Help Guide       3.3 Privilege escalation       • Logtoanyuseraccount       • Runstart•execute•cmd.exe       • In...
Kon Boot Help Guide       To delete cmk.exe from the system       • Exitcmkbytyping“Exit”       • Executethecommand“delcmk...
Kon Boot Help Guide       3.4 Using Kon Boot with VmWare       • DoubleclickyourCD/DVD(IDE)device.www.kryptoslogic.com    ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       DoubleclickyourCD/DVD(IDE)device.       • Enable“Connectatpoweron”andbrowsethe“UseISOimagefile”o...
Kon Boot Help Guide       • PresstheF2keyduringVMwareBIOSscreenwww.kryptoslogic.com                                       ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       • SetthefirstdrivetoCD-ROMDrive.       • Exitandsaveyourchanges.www.kryptoslogic.com            ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       • KonBootisnowenabledforVMWare.www.kryptoslogic.com                                           18
Kon Boot Help Guide       3.5 Resetting passwords and adding accounts       • StartcomputerwithKonBoot.       • LogontoWin...
Kon Boot Help Guide       • Select“UserAccountsandFamilySafety”www.kryptoslogic.com                                       ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       • Click“Yes”andleavethepasswordfieldemptywww.kryptoslogic.com                                   ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       • Select“Createanewaccount”www.kryptoslogic.com                                      22
Kon Boot Help Guide       • Createtheaccountandsetthepermissions.       • DisconnectKonBootandrestartthecomputertorestoreo...
Kon Boot Help Guide       • SelectyournewUserAccount.Inthisexamplewechoose“Audit”www.kryptoslogic.com                     ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       • NavigatetheStartMenutoControlPanelwww.kryptoslogic.com                                        ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       • Select“UserAccountsandFamilySafety”www.kryptoslogic.com                                       ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       • SelectthetargetUserAccountwww.kryptoslogic.com                                        27
Kon Boot Help Guide       • Select“Changethepassword”www.kryptoslogic.com                                      28
Kon Boot Help Guide       • Inputthenewinformationfortheaccountandclick“Changepassword”www.kryptoslogic.com               ...
Kon Boot Help Guide       4.     Kon Boot FAQ       Q. What does Kon Boot do?       A.KonBootwillallowausertobypasstheauth...
Kon Boot Help Guide       Q. Does Kon Boot work on domain controllers?       A.KonBootwillnotbypassauthenticationofdomainc...
Kon Boot Help Guide       Q. How do I protect my computer so Kon Boot does not work on it?       A.Werecommendharddriveenc...
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  1. 1. Kon Boot Help Guide Kon Boot Help Guidewww.kryptoslogic.com
  2. 2. Kon Boot Help Guide Table of Content 1. Getting started 1.1 Introduction...................................................................................................... page2 1.2 Content............................................................................................................. page3 1.3 Systemrequirements.......................................................................................page4 1.4 KonBootCompatibility..................................................................................... page5 1.5 Howitworks.....................................................................................................page6 2. Installing Kon Boot 2.1 HowtomakeaKonBootUSBflashdrive......................................................... page7 2.2 HowtomakeaKonBootCD..............................................................................page8 3. Using Kon Boot 3.1 Insertingandenablingmedia...........................................................................page9 3.2 KonBootLogon ............................................................................................... page11 . 3.3 Privilegeescalation..........................................................................................page12 3.4 UsingKonBootwithVmWare........................................................................ page14 3.5 Resettingpasswordsandaddingaccounts..................................................... page19 4. Kon Boot FAQ ................................................................................................page30www.kryptoslogic.com 1
  3. 3. Kon Boot Help Guide 1.1 Introduction ThankyouforchoosingKonBoot.t KonBootisanapplicationwhichwillbypasstheauthenticationprocessofWindowsbased operatingsystems. KonBootcanworkonaUSBflashdrive,CD,orfloppydiskette. UsingKonBootissimple.Firstloadittoyourdesiredmedia(CD,USBdrive,or floppydiskette)theninsertitintothetargetcomputer,andstartitup!www.kryptoslogic.com 2
  4. 4. Kon Boot Help Guide 1.2 Content Filename Description konFLOPPY.img FloppyUSBimagefileofKonBoot konCD.iso ISOimageofKonBoot KonBootCDInstallGuide.pdf InstallguideforkonCD.iso KonBootUSBGuide.pdf InstallguideforkonUSB KonBootInstall.exe FrontendforUSBinstallation menu.lst DrivemappinginstructionforGrub grubinst.exe FormatsUSBdiskwithgrubMBR grldr GRUBforDOSuniversalbootloader COPYING GPLv3Licenseforgrubfileswww.kryptoslogic.com 3
  5. 5. Kon Boot Help Guide 1.3 System requirements Recommended Minimum Hardware: IntelPentiumIIIprocessor(orcompatible)128MBRAMorgreater OperatingSystems: MicrosoftWindowsXPHomeEdition(ServicePack2+) MicrosoftWindowsVistaHomeBasic(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsVistaHomePremium(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsVistaBusiness(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsVistaEnterprise(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindows7HomePremium(32/64Bit) MicrosoftWindows7Professional(32/64Bit) MicrosoftWindows7Ultimate(32/64Bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2003Standard(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2003Datacenter(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2003Enterprise(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2003WebEdition(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2008Standard(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2008Datacenter(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2008Enterprise(32/64bit) Technology Requires: 10MBfreespaceontheharddrive.CD-ROM(forinstallationoftheprogramfromCD)or FloppyDriveorUSBflashdrive;computermouse;keyboard;Internetconnection(forproduct download);www.kryptoslogic.com 4
  6. 6. Kon Boot Help Guide 1.4 Kon Boot Compatibility Kon Boot will work with the following operating systems. MicrosoftWindowsXPHomeEdition(ServicePack2+) MicrosoftWindowsVistaHomeBasic(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsVistaHomePremium(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsVistaBusiness(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsVistaEnterprise(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindows7HomePremium(32/64Bit) MicrosoftWindows7Professional(32/64Bit) MicrosoftWindows7Ultimate(32/64Bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2003Standard(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2003Datacenter(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2003Enterprise(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2003WebEdition(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2008Standard(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2008Datacenter(32/64bit) MicrosoftWindowsServer2008Enterprise(32/64bit) Hardware: IntelPentiumIIIprocessor(orcompatible)andgreater *KonBootmaynotworkonallPC’sduetodifferentmotherboardBIOSissues.www.kryptoslogic.com 5
  7. 7. Kon Boot Help Guide 1.5 How it works KonBootbootsfromexternalmediasuchasfloppy,CD,orUSBremovabledrives. WhenaPCrunningWindowsisstartedwithKonBoot,theBIOSofthePCwillthenbe hookedbyKonBoot. AfterhookingtheBIOS,KonBootwillmodifytheWindowskerneltoallowausertobypass thestepofWindowsauthenticationprocedureduringWindowsLogon. ThechangesmadetotheWindowskernelaretemporaryonly.RebootingthePCwillrestore thefunctionalityoftheWindowskernelanditscorrespondingauthenticationprocedures.www.kryptoslogic.com 6
  8. 8. Kon Boot Help Guide 2.1 How to make a Kon Boot USB flash drive LocateKonBootInstallutilityinthefollowingdirectory: KonBootv1.1KONUSBKonBootInstall.exe • InsertaUSBthumborflashdriveintoyourPC • RunKonBootInstall.exe Please note:OnWindowsVistaornewer,youwillneedtorightclickontheexecutable and“RunasAdministrator” • Installationiscomplete! SeeKonBootUSBGuide.pdfforadditionalhelp.www.kryptoslogic.com 7
  9. 9. Kon Boot Help Guide 2.2 How to make a Kon Boot CD LocatekonCD.isointhefollowingdirectory: KonBootv1.1KONCDkonCD.iso • InsertablankrecordableCDintoyourCD-RW/DVD-RWdrive • LaunchyourpreferredCDBurningapplication • Findandselectburnimage/isooption • Installationiscomplete! SeeKonBootUSBGuide.pdfforadditionalhelp.www.kryptoslogic.com 8
  10. 10. Kon Boot Help Guide 3.1 Inserting and enabling media • PoweronthetargetPCtouseKonBooton. • EntertheBIOSofthePC.Thisprocedurevariesdependingonthemodelofyourcom- puter.CommonkeystoentertheBIOSduringstartupare:F1,F2,DEL,F12.TheBIOS generallywillindicatetheletterkeyneededtoentertheBIOSduringtheinitialseconds ofpoweringonthePC. • Setthefirst“BootDevice”or“BootPriority”toCDROMifyouareusingKonBootCD.If youareusingaUSBremovabledrive(flashdrive),setthe“BootDevice”or“Boot Priority”toUSB-HDDortheUSBdeviceifgiven.Thisprocedurealsovariesdependingon themodelofthePC.Generally,thebootdeviceprioritycanbefoundinAdvanced PeripheralssectionoftheBIOS. Please note:IfyouareusingaUSBhubwithmultipleUSBdevices,ensureyouhaveselected thecorrespondingdeviceintheBIOSaswellastheparticularhubentry.www.kryptoslogic.com 9
  11. 11. Kon Boot Help Guide Example: BIOS of a PC Consultyourmotherboardmanualforspecificinstructions. IftheBIOSonyourmotherboardwillnotsupporttheUSBbootoption,wesuggestusing KonBootCDorFloppy.www.kryptoslogic.com 10
  12. 12. Kon Boot Help Guide 3.2 Kon Boot Logon AfterKonBootscreenhasexecutedandWindowsreachesthelogonscreen,simplyselect yourdesiredusernameandloginwithoutanypasswordpresent. Thepasswordwillbebypassed. Iftheusernamefieldisblank,itmustbetypedinmanually. TypicaldefaultusernamesareGuestandAdministrator. Please note: KonBootwillnotworkonnetworkdomainsunlesstheusernameiscachedlocally.www.kryptoslogic.com 11
  13. 13. Kon Boot Help Guide 3.3 Privilege escalation • Logtoanyuseraccount • Runstart•execute•cmd.exe • Incmd.exe:copyc:windowssystem32cmd.execmk.exe • incmd.exe:cmk • incmd.exe:whoami(youshouldhaveSYSTEMrights) Example: cmd.exe with the commands abovewww.kryptoslogic.com 12
  14. 14. Kon Boot Help Guide To delete cmk.exe from the system • Exitcmkbytyping“Exit” • Executethecommand“delcmk.exe” • cmkisnowremovedwww.kryptoslogic.com 13
  15. 15. Kon Boot Help Guide 3.4 Using Kon Boot with VmWare • DoubleclickyourCD/DVD(IDE)device.www.kryptoslogic.com 14
  16. 16. Kon Boot Help Guide DoubleclickyourCD/DVD(IDE)device. • Enable“Connectatpoweron”andbrowsethe“UseISOimagefile”optiontokonCD.iso • ClickOK.www.kryptoslogic.com 15
  17. 17. Kon Boot Help Guide • PresstheF2keyduringVMwareBIOSscreenwww.kryptoslogic.com 16
  18. 18. Kon Boot Help Guide • SetthefirstdrivetoCD-ROMDrive. • Exitandsaveyourchanges.www.kryptoslogic.com 17
  19. 19. Kon Boot Help Guide • KonBootisnowenabledforVMWare.www.kryptoslogic.com 18
  20. 20. Kon Boot Help Guide 3.5 Resetting passwords and adding accounts • StartcomputerwithKonBoot. • LogontoWindowsandchooseanyaccount.Inthisexample,weuseGuest. • NavigatetheStartMenutoControlPanelwww.kryptoslogic.com 19
  21. 21. Kon Boot Help Guide • Select“UserAccountsandFamilySafety”www.kryptoslogic.com 20
  22. 22. Kon Boot Help Guide • Click“Yes”andleavethepasswordfieldemptywww.kryptoslogic.com 21
  23. 23. Kon Boot Help Guide • Select“Createanewaccount”www.kryptoslogic.com 22
  24. 24. Kon Boot Help Guide • Createtheaccountandsetthepermissions. • DisconnectKonBootandrestartthecomputertorestoreoriginalWindows authenticationfunctionality.www.kryptoslogic.com 23
  25. 25. Kon Boot Help Guide • SelectyournewUserAccount.Inthisexamplewechoose“Audit”www.kryptoslogic.com 24
  26. 26. Kon Boot Help Guide • NavigatetheStartMenutoControlPanelwww.kryptoslogic.com 25
  27. 27. Kon Boot Help Guide • Select“UserAccountsandFamilySafety”www.kryptoslogic.com 26
  28. 28. Kon Boot Help Guide • SelectthetargetUserAccountwww.kryptoslogic.com 27
  29. 29. Kon Boot Help Guide • Select“Changethepassword”www.kryptoslogic.com 28
  30. 30. Kon Boot Help Guide • Inputthenewinformationfortheaccountandclick“Changepassword”www.kryptoslogic.com 29
  31. 31. Kon Boot Help Guide 4. Kon Boot FAQ Q. What does Kon Boot do? A.KonBootwillallowausertobypasstheauthenticationprocessonWindows basedsystems.Thepasswordisnotoverwrittenormodified,itisbypassed. Q. How does Kon Boot work? A.KonBootwillhooktheBIOSduringstartup.OnceKonBoothasloadeditselftomemory, itwillmodifytheWindowsOSkernelsothatloginauthenticationisnotrequired. Q. Are there any permanent changes to my computer when I use Kon Boot? A.Allchangesmadetotheoperatingsystemaretemporaryandwill berestoredwhenthecomputerisrebooted.Nopermanentchangesaremade. Q. My antivirus detects Kon Boot as a virus, does Kon Boot contain malicious code? A.No.DuetothebehaviorofKonBootwiththecomputersBIOS,KonBootmaybeincor- rectlyflaggedasabootvirus.However,KonBootdoesnotcontainanymaliciouscodeorvirus replicationfeatures,nordoesitcollectanyinformation.ThesoleinstructionofKonBootis tomodifytheWindowskernelsothatitmaybypassloginauthenticationforthepurposeof disasterrecovery,auditing,forgottonpasswords,orpenetrationtesting.Wedosuggest disablingyourantiviruswhencreatingaKonBootCD,Floppy,orUSBflashdrive.www.kryptoslogic.com 30
  32. 32. Kon Boot Help Guide Q. Does Kon Boot work on domain controllers? A.KonBootwillnotbypassauthenticationofdomaincontrollers.Thereareinstanceswhere aclientcomputerwilllocallycacheadomainlogin,andKonBootmaywork. Q. Can Kon Boot bypass hard drive encryption? A.No.KonBootwillonlybypassauthenticationofWindowsbasedlocalpasswords. Q. Can I read Windows EFS encrypted folders using Kon Boot? A.KonBootwillnotallowencryptedfolderaccess.Innocaseshouldyouresetorchangeyour passwordwithaWindowsEFSbasedloginusingKonBoot(oranyothertool).Thepassword andtheencryptionkeyarebinded,andchangingthepasswordofaWindowsEFSloginwill requiretheoriginalpasswordtoberesetbeforeEFSfolderscanbeaccessedagainvialogin. Q. Kon Boot gives an error related to BIOS. What’s wrong? A.ItislikelythattheBIOSmemoryistoosmallforKonBoottorun,andthereforeKonBoot isnotcompatiblewiththisparticularcomputer.www.kryptoslogic.com 31
  33. 33. Kon Boot Help Guide Q. How do I protect my computer so Kon Boot does not work on it? A.WerecommendharddriveencryptionusingtoolssuchasTrueCryptorPGP. DisablingCDROMandUSBbootwhilepasswordprotectingyourBIOSisalsohelpful. KryptosLogicwillalsoreleaseaBIOSprotector,whichwillpreventanytool,including KonBoot,frombooting. Q. Kon Boot USB does not work for me? A.VariousBIOSandcomputerconfigurationsmaybeincompatiblewithcertain USBflashdrives.Additionally,certainBIOSconfigurationsandKonBootareincompatible. IfyouhaveaninstancewhichKonBootwillnotrun,pleasesubmittheBIOSversionand computermodeltoKryptosLogic.Wewilltrytofixitforournextrelease! Q. Can I make any suggestions or comments about Kon Boot? A. Absolutely.Pleasesendyourthoughtstocontact@kryptoslogic.com Q. Are copies of Kon Boot on P2P and sites other than KryptosLogic.com safe? A. DonotuseunauthorizedcopiesofKonBoot.KonBootshouldbepurchasedonlyfrom verified sources, such as KryptosLogic.com. Versions obtained outside of our distribution channelsmaycontainvirusinfections,malware,orsimplybedamaged.Theseversionsare not trusted, safe, or supported. Furthermore,we do not support unauthorizedversions of KonBoot.www.kryptoslogic.com 32

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