Vssadmin List Shadows Command In Windows Server 2008

In this article I am going to explain about Vssadmin list shadows command in Windows Server 2008 operating system and also explain it's related syntax.
  • 2022


Vssadmin list shadows command is Windows Server 2008 command line tool. This command is available in Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2. This command is used to lists all existing shadow copies of a specified volume. If we use Vssadmin list shadow command without parameter then this Vssadmin command displays all volume shadows copies on the computer.


vssadmin list shadows [/for=<ForVolumeSpec>] [/shadow=<ShadowID>]

Parameter of Vssadmin list shadows

Parameter Description
/for=<ForVolumeSpec> This parameter is specified the volume for which the shadow copies are to be listed.
/shadow=<ShadowID> When we used vssadmin list shadows command then lists shadow copy specified by ShadowID.

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