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Move Active Directory Database and Log files to Different Location in windows 2003 Server.

Booting Computer Into Directory Services Restore Mode

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. After the BIOS information is displayed, press F8.
  3. Use the down arrow to select Directory Services Restore Mode, and then press ENTER.
  4. Use the up and down arrows to select your computer, and then press ENTER.
  5. Log on using your administrative logon and password.

Starting ntdsutil Command Line tool

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open text box, type ntdsutil.

Step to Move Database Files

  1. At the Ntdsutil command prompt, type files, and then press ENTER.

  2. At the file maintenance command prompt, type Move DB to Folder_location (where Folder_location is location of an existing folder that you have created for this purpose), and then press ENTER.
    Verification is displayed.

  3. To exit the tool, type q at the command prompt, press ENTER, type q, and then press ENTER.

Steps to Move Log Files

  1. At the Ntdsutil command prompt, type files, and then press ENTER.

  2. At the file maintenance command prompt, type Move logs to Folder_location (where Folder_location is location of an existing folder that you have created for this purpose), and then press ENTER.
    Verification is displayed.

  3. To exit the tool, type q at the command prompt, press ENTER, type q, and then press ENTER.

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