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Relocate Active Directory?

By eM DuBYaH ·
Here's the "boo-boo'd" mess I have:
I've upgraded the motherboard on my Server 2000 to a dual processor system. I thought I got lucky because I had the same VIA chipset IDE controllers in both boards, thinking I could avoid a reinstall. Nope, ran like trash, so I did a clean install on the separate partition, and figured that I could always dual boot between the two for whatever reason. After I was satisfied that I didn't need the original install of Server 2000, I deleted it. The original install was on the C:\WINNT while the new install is in D:\WINNT.
Here's where my problem begins. Active Directory. I want to have RIS installed, as I originally did. But now what I have is the Active Directory located on C:\WINNT and my OS on D:\WINNT. During the RIS install, it sees C:\WINNT and thinks that Windows Server is in there. How can I move the Active Directory information to a different location, so I can get RIS installed on my server?

Hope that's enough info for someone to set me straight.

--AD bluse on moejoh.net


Thanks in advance!


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Moving Active Directory database

by eM DuBYaH In reply to Relocate Active Directory ...

WELL! Thanks to nobody out there, I've found out on my own how to move the Active Directory database.
Here's the procedure:

1. Start server and press F8, select DIRECTORY SERVICES RESTORE MODE.

2. Logon as Administrator

3. open a command prompt and type: ntdsutil

4. at prompt type files, then enter

5. at FILE MAINTENANCE: prompt:TO MOVE DATABASE
type move db to <DRIVE:>\databasefolder

VOILA! MOVED!!

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fixed!

by eM DuBYaH In reply to Moving Active Directory d ...

woohoo fixed!

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Several other options

by Dumphrey In reply to fixed!

would have been:
1) Image partion to partition c: and repair MBR.
2) Use aprtimage to delete c: and then grow d: to take up the space. After booting in, change system letter to c: (may not work, but should change on its own).

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