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The ESE database format is also used for streaming file, e.g.priv1used by Exchange, however until now little is know about the specifics of these streaming files.
Windows 7 also contains Windows Search and enables it by default.
by Joachim Metz [email protected] While some may curse Windows Vista for all its changes, for us forensic investigators it also introduced new interesting ‘features’.
One is the integration of Windows (Desktop) Search into the operating system.
This paper provides an overview of the ESE database format and the Windows Search database and what it might contribute in your investigations. The information obtained is maintained in a working documented titled: the Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database (DB) format specification [ESEDB09].
Background Although the Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) is a generic database engine, forensic analysis of ESE databases seem to be centered around Exchange. There are three main variants of the ESE, one for Exchange 5.5 (ESE97), one for Exchange 2000 and later (ESE98) and one for Windows NT and later (ESENT).
Sometimes it is also necessary repair before eseutil can perform certain operations on ‘dirty’ databases. Libesedb [ESEDB09] will try to open the database in its ‘dirty’ state. Page based storage At the lowest level an ESE database stores its data in pages.