A python script to extract information from a Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Access (RDWA) application

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This python script allow to extract various information from a Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Access (RDWA) application, such as the FQDN of the remote server, the internal AD domain name (from the FQDN), and the remote Windows Server version


$ ./ -h

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       / __ \/ __ \ |     / /   |  ________  _________  ____ 
      / /_/ / / / / | /| / / /| | / ___/ _ \/ ___/ __ \/ __ \   @podalirius_
     / _, _/ /_/ /| |/ |/ / ___ |/ /  /  __/ /__/ /_/ / / / /   
    /_/ |_/_____/ |__/|__/_/  |_/_/   \___/\___/\____/_/ /_/    v1.1
usage: [-h] -u URL [-v] [-k] [-L] [--no-colors]

Description message

optional arguments:
  -h, --help         show this help message and exit
  -u URL, --url URL  Target RDWeb url
  -v, --verbose      Verbose mode. (default: False)
  -k, --insecure     Allow insecure server connections when using SSL (default: False)
  -L, --location     Follow redirects (default: False)
  --no-colors        Disable colored output (default: False)

How it works

Getting information about the remote server

There is many pre-filled information on the login.aspx page of the Remote Desktop Web Access (RDWA) application. In the input fields WorkSpaceID and/or RedirectorName we can find the FQDN of the remote server, and WorkspaceFriendlyName can contain a text description of the workspace.

<form id="FrmLogin" name="FrmLogin" action="login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2FRDWeb%2FPages%2Fen-US%2FDefault.aspx" method="post" onsubmit="return onLoginFormSubmit()">
    <input type="hidden" name="WorkSpaceID" value="DC01.lab.local"/>
    <input type="hidden" name="RDPCertificates" value="E7100C72B6C11A5D14DE115D801E100C79143C19"/>
    <input type="hidden" name="PublicModeTimeout" value="20"/>
    <input type="hidden" name="PrivateModeTimeout" value="240"/>
    <input type="hidden" name="WorkspaceFriendlyName" value="Workspace%20friendly%20name%20or%20description"/>
    <input type="hidden" name="EventLogUploadAddress" value=""/>
    <input type="hidden" name="RedirectorName" value="DC01.lab.local"/>
    <input type="hidden" name="ClaimsHint" value=""/>
    <input type="hidden" name="ClaimsToken" value=""/>
    <input name="isUtf8" type="hidden" value="1"/>
    <input type="hidden" name="flags" value="0"/>

The tool automatically parses this form and extract all the information.

OS version banner image

If the remote RDWeb installation was not hardened, there is a high chance that the default version image file /RDWeb/Pages/images/WS_h_c.png is still accessible (even if not mentioned on the login page). This is really awesome as we can compare its sha256 hash value directly with a known table of the windows banners of this service:

Windows OS SHA256 hash Banner
Windows Server 2008 R2 5a8a77dc7ffd463647987c0de6df2c870f42819ec03bbd02a3ea9601e2ed8a4b
Windows Server 2012 R2 4560591682d433c7fa190c6bf40827110e219929932dc6dc049697529c8a98bc
Windows Server 2012 R2 3d9b56811a5126a6d3b78a692c2278d588d495ee215173f752ce4cbf8102921c
Windows Server 2016 fb1505aadeab42d82100c4d23d421f421c858feae98332c55a4b9595f4cea541
Windows Server 2016 3dbbeff5a0def7e0ba8ea383e5059eaa6acc37f7f8857218d44274fc029cfc4b
Windows Server 2019 2da4eb15fda2b7c80a94b9b2c5a3e104e2a9a2d9e9b3a222f5526c748fadf792
Windows Server 2022 256a6445e032875e611457374f08acb0565796c950eb9c254495d559600c0367

The tool automatically gets this file and compare its hash to get the remote Windows Server version.

Example of output


Pull requests are welcome. Feel free to open an issue if you want to add other features.



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