A. You can get details about the VSS snapshots that exist on a system by using the vssadmin utility. Pass the "list shadows" command, as shown here, to get information about the device that was snapped, the time of the snapshot, and snapshot details.

                              C:\>vssadmin list shadows                              vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line                              tool                              (C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.                              Contents of shadow copy set ID: \{f285916b-6f7a-4c05-b06c-4d58021fddc5\}                              Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 10/13/2009 6:54:47 PM                              Shadow Copy ID: \{6dca0930-2f55-4afa-87ed-32a12e822382\}                              Original Volume: (C:)\\?\Volume\{a488ed41-38e8-11de-abc2-806e6f6e6963\}                              Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1                              Originating Machine: savdaldc10.savilltech.net                              Service Machine: savdaldc10.savilltech.net                              Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'                              Type: ApplicationRollback                              Attributes: Persistent, No auto release, Differential, Auto recovered                              
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