Course Curriculum

  • 01

    INTRODUCTION

    • Volume Shadow Copies

    • Introduction

    • How VSS Works

    • Forensic Importance

  • 02

    MANAGING VOLUME SHADOW COPIES

    • Managing Volume Shadow Copies

    • Volume Shadow Copy Registry Management

    • VssAdmin

    • Knowledge Check

  • 03

    ACCESSING LIVE VOLUME SHADOW COPIES

    • Accessing Live Volume Shadow Copies

    • Shadow Explorer

    • Extracting Files From A Volume Shadow Copy

    • Extracting Files From A Volume Shadow Copy - Exercise

    • Investigating VSC Registries

  • 04

    ACCESSING FORENSIC IMAGE VOLUME SHADOW COPIES

    • Accessing Forensic Image Volume Shadow Copies

    • Arsenal Image Mounter

    • VSCMount

    • VSC Binary Format

    • Catalog

    • Store

    • Knowledge Check

  • 05

    CONCLUSION & REFERENCES

    • Conclusion

    • References

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will learn the following.

  • Understand how Volume Shadow Copies can be used in forensics investigations

  • Gain experience in using several open-source tools used for investigating Volume Shadow Copies

  • Understand the binary format of files used by the Volume Shadow Copy Service

  • Develop skills in manually parsing Volume Shadow Copy binaries

Technical Requirements

For the hands-on labs in this course

  • Windows machine (recommended Windows 10)

  • Internet connection

  • Knowledge and basic use of the FTK Imager tool

  • Installation of ShadowExplorer

  • Installation of Arsenal Image Mounter

  • Installation of VSCMount

  • Optional: Knowledge of File System Forensics and use of a hex editor

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