NTDSUTIL – Mounting Snapshots
What a great tool – NTDSUTIL !
Just an example here with snapshots and mounting these :
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