Domain Controller Discovery With Nltest

Domain Controller Discovery With Nltest

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This analytic looks for the execution of nltest.exe with command-line arguments utilized to discover remote systems. The arguments /dclist: and '/dsgetdc:', can be used to return a list of all domain controllers. Red Teams and adversaries alike may use nltest.exe to identify domain controllers in a Windows Domain for situational awareness and Active Directory Discovery.

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To successfully implement this search you need to be ingesting information on process that include the name of the process responsible for the changes from your endpoints into the Endpoint datamodel in the Processes node.

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