How can I find out what payload(s) can be use/executed along with an exploit?

For example, I can use an exploit called exploit/windows/smb/ms08_067_netapi. Right after that I set the payload to windows/adduser. What other payload can I use here. How can I find out this information or is there a specific command in Metasploit that I can run to figure this out?

I am not asking specifically for the ms08_067_netapi exploit.

Thank you


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If you check also here you can see that when you are 'inside' the exploit you want to use by hitting 'show payloads' it gives you back the compatible payloads with that exploit.

  • thanks! although, i can't find windows/adduser when i run this command, i think you're right.
    – Jeremy
    Nov 29, 2014 at 10:13
  • Same with me,so propably that payload is not compatible Nov 29, 2014 at 10:40
  • it does work. i tested the exploits together with the payload on winXP SP3 - after watching a video :)
    – Jeremy
    Nov 30, 2014 at 1:24

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