SQL Server

  1. Login to WEB01 as the Administrator user with password Welcome01!.

  2. Download SQL Server 2019 from Microsoft Evaluation Center.

3. When smartscreen comes up select "Run".

The SQL Server Installation may require internet access, temporally add a second adapter in the machine settings and select the NAT network. The machine should have internet access. (ps our first adapter is different since our lab runs on a ESXI host).

4. On "Select an installation type" select "Basic":

5. Accept the License Terms and click "Install".

6. Once the installation is finished, click on "Customize".

7. Check "Use Microsoft Update to check for updates" and click next till the step "License Terms" and accept them:

8. At the step "Feature Selection" choose the following options:

  • Database ENgine Services

  • SQL Server Replication

  • Client Tools Connectivity

  • Client Tools SDK

9. Click Next and fill in the Instance name dev.

10. Change the "Startup Type" for the "SQL Serer Agent" to "Automatic" and make sure all three are set to "Automatic", click "Next".

11. At the next step select "Mixed Mode" and fill in the password Password1!. Then select "Add" at the "Specify SQL Server administrators" and add amsterdam\administrator then click Next.

12. Click "Install" and wait for the installation to finish.

13. Open the "SQL Configuration Manager".

13. Expand "SQL Server Network Configuration" and select "Protocols for DEV". Double click on "TCP/IP" and select the "IP Addresses" tab. Fill in 1433 for "TCP Port".

14. Scroll to the bottom and also configure IPAll:

14. Then click "Apply".

15. Open "SQL Server services" and right click on "SQL Server (DEV)" and click "Restart".

16. Do the same for "SQL Server Agent":

17. Download and Install SQL Server Mangement Studio. Just Click "Install" and reboot the system.

Configuring Windows Firewall for SQL Server

  1. Search for "Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security" and select "Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security"

2. Rightclick on "Inbound Rules" and select "New rule".

3. Select "Port" and click "Next"

4. Make sure "TCP" is selected and fill in port 1433 and click "Next":

5. Click next at the step "Profile". Fill in the name "Allow TCP 1433 MSSQL Server for all" and click "Finish":

6. When done remove the "NAT" adapter from the virtual machine.

Testing connectivity

1. Open the Kali machine and run a quick Nmap to check if the port is open:

sudo nmap -p 1433 -Pn -n

Starting Nmap 7.92 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2022-03-06 11:39 CET
Nmap scan report for
Host is up (0.017s latency).

1433/tcp open  ms-sql-s

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.12 seconds

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