Setting up your Metasploit Environment

In this post, we will continue from our previous discussion where we talked about the basics of metasploit and its modular architecture. Here we will give a quick overview on setting up Metasploit in various operating system environment.

Configuring Metasploit on Windows

Installation of the Metasploit Framework on windows is simple and requires almost no effort. The framework installer can be downloaded from the Metasploit official website(

You will notice that there are two types of installer available for Windows. It is recommended to download the complete installer of the Metasploit framework which contains the console and all other relevant dependencies, along with the database and runtime setup. In case you already have a configured database that you would want to use, then you can go for the mini installer of the framework which only installs the console and dependencies.

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