Microsoft 70-411 Exam – Q20

You work as a Network Administrator at has an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain named The network has a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller named ABC-DC10 which hosts the Web Server, DNS, and DHCP services.

You create a snapshot backup of ABC-DC10 using the Ntdsutil utility and mount the snapshot.
How would you access the contents of the snapshot?

A. You should run the Ntdsutil.exe utility with the partition management parameter.
B. You should run the Dsamain.exe utility with the /allowupgrade parameter.
C. You should run the Dsamain.exe /dbpath command from the command prompt.
D. You should run the Ntdsutil.exe utility with the files parameter.

Correct Answer: C

Dsamain.exe is a command-line tool that exposes Active Directory data that is stored in a snapshot or backup as a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server.

The /dbpath parameter specifies the file path to the database file. must point to the database file, which might be on read-only media, such as a mounted snapshot; in a backup; or on another server, such as a domain controller or an AD LDS server.