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I wish to perform a scenario which will produce network traffic of NTLM1 or NTLM2.

I Tried several setups but could not produce that traffic. I guess windows tries to avoid that kind of authentication these days.

Which scenario can produce NTLM traffic?
Can I use any Windows version?
Do I need to have a domain controller?
Do I need to set some policy in the policy manager of the domain controller?

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  • Unfortunately, this is not a security question but a pure Windows question. – schroeder Apr 29 '18 at 12:00
  • Microsoft NTLM (Windows) "Interactive NTLM authentication over a network typically involves two systems: a client system, where the user is requesting authentication, and a domain controller, where information related to the user's password is kept. Noninteractive authentication, which may be required to permit an already logged-on user to access a resource such as a server application, typically involves three systems: a client, a server, and a domain controller" – DavidPostill Apr 30 '18 at 19:29
  • "Do I need to have a domain controller?" Yes. – DavidPostill Apr 30 '18 at 19:29
  • "Can I use any Windows version?" You can use any Windows version that supporst NTLM. – DavidPostill Apr 30 '18 at 19:31
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    That's not right; all non-domain connections use NTLM (that's the only thing they can use) and very few domain connections do (most use Kerberos). – grawity May 1 '18 at 19:31
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I found that I can use windows xp to create the scenario.
There might be other ways but I am just interested in the simplest one.

Create a lab with two windows xp machines. Have the machines on the same network. Have one windows xp access the other windows xp's share (see attached image) will produce ntlm traffic.

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