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    passwords in Active Directory

    guys does anybody knows where Domain Controller stores passwords for Active Directory users?
    I ask this question, b/c after firing ophcrack remotely against a win 2k domain controller, it yield all passwords in AD. I know AD information is stored in the %SystemRoot%\ntds\NTDS.DIT file, I wonder if that's where AD stores users password.

    thanks in advance

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    They are stored in the SAM file it should be located in C:\windows\system32\config\SAM I believe.

    Alot of the time they are also cached and can be read easily in the registry
    in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SECURITY\CACHE\NL$1 through NL$10

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