How to Bypass UAC & Escalate Privileges on Windows Using Metasploit

UAC is something we've all dealt with on Windows, either as a user, administrator, or attacker. It's a core feature of the Windows security model, and for the most part, it does what it's supposed to. But it can be frustrating as a hacker when attempting privilege escalation, but it's easy enough to bypass UAC and obtain System access with Metasploit. In our demonstration here, we will be using Kali Linux to attack a Windows 7 box. If you have access to a practice Windows 7 computer, feel free to follow along step by step, but it will also work on other Windows versions. However, for this to... more