What does NTDS.DIT stand for?

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  • Jul 15th, 2013

This is the main AD database. NTDS stands for NT Directory Services. The DIT stands for Directory Information Tree. The Ntds.dit file on a particular domain controller contains all naming contexts hosted by that domain controller, including the Configuration and Schema naming contexts. A Global Catalog server stores the partial naming context replicas in the Ntds.dit right along with the full Domain naming context for its domain.


  • Jul 18th, 2013

NTDS.DIT file represents the Active Directory Databases, which has the user, computer, and other AD objects including printer and faxes . It is located under C:windowssystem32NTDS. If you delete the NTDS.DIT, we have to do the system state backup to be restored and the objects and the work on the day you do restore have been lost. Now in windows server 2008 R2 edition having feature , which can restore the deleted object from ADDS.

NTDS stand for New Technologies Directory Services and DIT stand for Directory Information tree. It represent Active directory database. Which created by default when we install active directory services. By default path of this database is C:windows


  • Jul 12th, 2015

NTDS.DIT is nothing but new technology directory services. Directory information tree. This is a database filename of Active Directory.The file size of NTDS.DIT is variable.The default locationof NTDS.DIT is c:windows

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