Best practice: Where should I install the Active Directory database and log file?
Posted on 2006-11-23
I'm setting up a new domain, and wondering where the best location would be for the AD database and the AD log file? Default location of AD DB is C:\WINDOWS\NTDS (RAID1), but would I be better off installing the AD DB on E:\NTDS, for example, where there is RAID5, and the log file on D:\LOG, for example, where there is RAID1?
I'm setting up Win2k3 Enterprise, with C:=40GB, D:=100GB, E:=600GB. Our AD will not grow very big because of our small business (about 25-30 users).
Does anybody have any suggestions for me on where to put the AD DB? I also like to plan ahead, considering Longhorn Server upgrade in the near future.