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Why does Windows XP not have a SAM.SAV file? Where is a backup copy of the
SAM stored?

Becky
 
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Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;256986

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Windows XP - Shell/User
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"cybergirrl" wrote:

| Why does Windows XP not have a SAM.SAV file? Where is a backup copy of the
| SAM stored?
|
| Becky
 
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This does not answer the question. I've checked all of the installations of
XP Pro at my company, and they do not have a sam.sav file.

Becky

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;256986
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "cybergirrl" wrote:
>
> | Why does Windows XP not have a SAM.SAV file? Where is a backup copy of the
> | SAM stored?
> |
> | Becky
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This does not answer my question. Why does XP Pro not have a sam.sav file?

Becky

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;256986
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "cybergirrl" wrote:
>
> | Why does Windows XP not have a SAM.SAV file? Where is a backup copy of the
> | SAM stored?
> |
> | Becky
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Read the following on what a .SAV is used for:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/sysinfo/base/registry_hives.asp

"cybergirrl" <cybergirrl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> This does not answer my question. Why does XP Pro not have a sam.sav
> file?
>
> Becky
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;256986
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "cybergirrl" wrote:
>>
>> | Why does Windows XP not have a SAM.SAV file? Where is a backup copy of
>> the
>> | SAM stored?
>> |
>> | Becky
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SAM.LOG is the backup for SAM.

%windir%system32\config
or
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config

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In news:315F672F-B21F-4387-AFAF-BCA280461B96@microsoft.com,
cybergirrl <cybergirrl@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> This does not answer the question. I've checked all of the installations
> of XP Pro at my company, and they do not have a sam.sav file.
>
> Becky
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;256986
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------
>>
>> "cybergirrl" wrote:
>>
>>> Why does Windows XP not have a SAM.SAV file? Where is a backup copy of
>>> the SAM stored?
>>>
>>> Becky
 
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Thanks to Wesley Vogel and R. McCarty for the tips.

It makes sense now. There is no .SAV file because there would be no SAM
file at the text mode setup portion when installing.

The SAM.log would be used to help with changes created during a specific
session, but would not be a complete backup of the SAM.

Thanks again!

Becky

"R. McCarty" wrote:

> Read the following on what a .SAV is used for:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/sysinfo/base/registry_hives.asp
>
> "cybergirrl" <cybergirrl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8C8F9FCF-3619-4A7A-9D90-56CF3447651B@microsoft.com...
> > This does not answer my question. Why does XP Pro not have a sam.sav
> > file?
> >
> > Becky
> >
> > "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;256986
> >>
> >> --
> >> Carey Frisch
> >> Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows XP - Shell/User
> >> Microsoft Newsgroups
> >>
> >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >> "cybergirrl" wrote:
> >>
> >> | Why does Windows XP not have a SAM.SAV file? Where is a backup copy of
> >> the
> >> | SAM stored?
> >> |
> >> | Becky
> >>
>
>
>
 
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Keep having fun. :)

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Wes
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In news:EF56B388-D761-4986-9C52-0117D430510D@microsoft.com,
cybergirrl <cybergirrl@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Thanks to Wesley Vogel and R. McCarty for the tips.
>
> It makes sense now. There is no .SAV file because there would be no SAM
> file at the text mode setup portion when installing.
>
> The SAM.log would be used to help with changes created during a specific
> session, but would not be a complete backup of the SAM.
>
> Thanks again!
>
> Becky
>
> "R. McCarty" wrote:
>
>> Read the following on what a .SAV is used for:
>>
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/sysinfo/base/registry_hives.asp
>>
>> "cybergirrl" <cybergirrl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:8C8F9FCF-3619-4A7A-9D90-56CF3447651B@microsoft.com...
>>> This does not answer my question. Why does XP Pro not have a sam.sav
>>> file?
>>>
>>> Becky
>>>
>>> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;256986
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Carey Frisch
>>>> Microsoft MVP
>>>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>>>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>>>
>>>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------
>>>>
>>>> "cybergirrl" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Why does Windows XP not have a SAM.SAV file? Where is a backup copy
>>>>> of the SAM stored?
>>>>>
>>>>> Becky
 

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