Win-KeX SL

Content:

Overview

Win-KeX in Seamless Mode will launch a Kali Linux panel on the screen top of the Windows desktop.

Applications started via the panel will share the desktop with Microsoft Windows applications.

Seamless mode removes the visual segregation between linux and window apps and offers a great platform to run a penetration test in Kali Linux and copy the results straight into a Windows app for the final report.

Win-KeX utilises VcXsrv Windows X Server to achieve seamless desktop integration.

win-kex-sl

 

Usage

Start

  • Start Win-KeX as normal user in seamless mode via:
    kex --sl

    When starting Win-KeX SL for the first time, ensure to select

    Public networks

    when asked for authorisation to allow traffic through the Windows Defender firewall

    Firewall

       

    This will start Win-KeX in seamless mode:
    Win-Kex SL

    The Kali panel is placed at the top of the screen and the Windows Start menu at the bottom.

  • Tip: The Kali panel might cover the title bar of maximised windows. To prevent it getting in the way you may prefer to set it to “Automatically hide” in the panel preferences.

       

Sound Support

  • Win-KeX includes pulse audio support

  • To start Win-KeX with sound support, add --sound or -s, e.g.
    kex --win -s

  • When starting Win-KeX with sounds support for the first time, ensure to select

Public networks

when asked for authorisation to allow traffic through the Windows Defender firewall

PulseAudit-Firewall

   

Multiscreen Support

  • Win-KeX supports mutiscreen setups:

    Open “Panel Preference” to reduce the panel length, untick “Lock panel” and move the panel to the desired screen.

     

Stop

  • To close Win-KeX SL, simply log out of the session via the “Logout” button in the panel.

  • To optionally shutdown the Win-KeX SL server, type
    kex --sl --stop

     

Enjoy Win-KeX!


Updated on: 2020-Sep-17
Author: Re4son