I was wondering if its possible to programmatically copy or read the Windows SAM file while Windows is still running? If so, would it just be a matter of writing a low-level copy function; can this be done using python? Most of my programming knowledge is in python but i do have some experience with C++ so if not than i think i could figure it out. I know its possible to use third-party utilities and bootable media to do this but would really like to learn how to do it on my own.
BTY: This is my first post on the forum (total noob) and I wasn't sure if this was the right place to post. Im a network science major so i have some experience and general knowledge of the topics on this forum so feel free to correct me if ever Im wrong.
Edited by lickfrog, 09 May 2011 - 10:25 PM.