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SAM Hive File

This course explains forensic artifacts found in the SAM (Security Account Manager) file, which stores and organizes information about each user on a system.

    Syllabus

  • Other Types of User Accounts Video — 00:18:37
    • This video provides an overview of how to locate the identifiers of domain user accounts on a local machine. Includes an explanation of user groups and permissions.

  • User Accounts (RIDs) Video — 00:12:22
    • In this video, you’ll look at RIDs. These identify an individual user on a local machine.

  • SAM File Overview Video — 00:07:50
    • An overview of the security account manager (SAM file). Tracks information regarding user accounts on the local system.

  • Password Hashes Video — 00:04:08
    • In this video, you’ll look at an explanation of how user password hashes are stored on the local machine and how to extract the password hash.

  • Security Identifiers Video — 00:07:11
    • Explore security identifiers, which identify the machine that the user account was created on. These are helpful to identify remote users and Microsoft accounts that were created on another system.

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Course description

This course demonstrates how to identify each user account on a local machine using the relative identifier. Examiners can also learn to interpret username information including the users’ login dates, times and login count. The course will show how to identify the machine that the user account was created on, by interpreting a users’ SIDs (machine/domain identifiers) and recovering user password hashes.

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