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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Restoring Shadow Copies from the Command Line

In the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit, you'll find a command-line tool for working with shadow copies called VolRest. You can use VolRest to search for a file on a server and list the available versions and to locate previous versions of a file and restore those versions to a specific folder.

Searching for a File and Listing Available Versions

The easiest way to work with VolRest is to use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path of the server and shared folder you want to examine. The UNC path has the following syntax:

\\ServerName\SharedFolderName

where ServerName is the domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address of the server and SharedFolderName is the name of the shared folder. If you know ...

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