NTDSUTIL – Mounting Snapshots

What a great tool – NTDSUTIL !

Just an example here with snapshots and mounting these :


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As you can see a shadow of the whole C:\ drive is mounted under root $SNAP_xxx As this is sooo easy I’m also using this sometimes for a fast backup and restore scenario ;-) Here I need the "C:\Temp” folder from the first snapshot :-)

Unmounting the snapshots :


Broader documentation around “ntdsutil” can be found at Technet :


Read the next article for mounting these snapshots as an active directory instance for attribute restore scenarios