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Active Directory: How is the password list stored

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Someone asked me to get the name of a file containing the user passwords in an Active Directory environment.  I know the passwords are encrypted and I was told in the NT world they're stored in a file.

Where are the passwords stored in Active Directory?

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Active Directory files store the password, among other LDAP info.  The location is selected when you promote the machine to a DC.  Typically, in a folder named NTDS - I think by default it's put in C:\winnt\NTDS

NT 4 stored that info in the SAM database - file name was "SAM" in :%windir%\system32\config
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Thanks so much for your reply.  That's exactly what I needed.
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