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Move Active Directory Database and Log files to Different Location in windows 2008 Server.

Stopping ntds service

  • Click start, and then click Run.
  • In the Open text box,type net stop ntds

Starting ntdsutil Command Line tool

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

Starting ntdsutil Command Line tool

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

Step to Move Database Files

  • At the Ntdsutil command prompt, type activate instance ntds, and then press ENTER

  • At the Ntdsutil command prompt, types files, and then press ENTER.

  • 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.

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

Steps to Move Log Files

  • At the Ntdsutil command prompt, type activate instance ntds, and then press ENTER
  • At the Ntdsutil command prompt, types files, and then press ENTER.
  • 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.
  • To exit the tool, type q at the command prompt, press ENTER, type q, and then press ENTER.

Starting ntds service

  • Click start, and then click Run.
  • In the Open text box,type net start ntds

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