I'm working through exercises in pen-testing and I ran into an slight problem. How do I tell what user I'm currently logged in as?
- whoami - Doesn't work, box is too old (pre-vista)
- echo %username% - Literally echos %username%, variables don't work.
- set - Doesn't display username, and home directory is set to default user
All credit for the solution goes to a co-worker of mine.
> copy NUL temp.txt > dir /Q temp.txt 02/08/2016 07:06 PM 0 HOST\SOME_USER temp.txt
Really anything that will create a temp file, empty or otherwise, and then get the author of that file.
Simple, but something that's easy to overlook when the usual methods are ruled out of the equation.