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What is the default size of ntds.dit file in server 2012

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What is the default size of ntds.dit file in server 2012
« on: March 08, 2015, 03:16:03 PM »
What is NTDS.DIT file in Active Directory in Windows Server. And what is the file default file size of ntds.dit in server 2012, 2008, 2003, and 2000. And can size of this file increase or not ?

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Re: What is the default size of ntds.dit file in server 2012
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 04:12:36 PM »
Hi ASD,

The NTDS.DIT is the Active Directory database. This is used to store ALL active directory-specific information. Active Directory data is stored in the Ntds.dit ESE database file. Two copies of Ntds.dit are present in separate locations on a domain controller.

  • %SystemRoot%\NTDS\Ntds.dit - This file stores the database that is in use on the domain controller. It contains the values for the domain and a replica of the values for the forest (the Configuration container data).
  • %SystemRoot%\System32\Ntds.dit -   This file is the distribution copy of the default directory that is used when you promote a Windows 2000 – based computer to a domain controller. The availability of this file allows you to run the Active Directory Installation Wizard

Default Size of NTDS.DIT in
Server 2000 - 10 MB
Server 2003 to 2012 - 12 MB

[Note: - NTDS.DIT file size also grow, But how much it depends on how much Credential in DC, For more details see -
http://blogs.technet.com/b/instan/archive/2009/05/26/considerations-for-implementing-credential-roaming.aspx ]
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