How To Move Active Directory Database Windows Server 2012

This article will show you how to move the Active Directory Database to a new location.

First Stop Active Directory Services service

Next open the cmd line tool and type:



activate instance ntds



In this line type the new location of the database:

In my case the new location will be C:\NTDS

The full line will look like this (there is no need to create the folder)

move db to C:\NTDS

Restart the Active Directory Services and restart the sever.