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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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