Adding Standalone Databases
To add a standalone Active Directory database manually, do the following:
- Select the root Active Directory node in the navigation pane and click Add Database on the ribbon or right-click the Active Directory node and select Add database.
- Specify the location of the Active Directory database file and folder that contains associated transaction log files (Edb.log and Edb.chk).
By default, the Active Directory database file (NTDS.DIT) is located in the %SystemRoot%\NTDS directory. Make sure that the system registry hive is located in the same place.