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Hi guys,

What is the maximum group theoretically that can be created in AD??

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its more a case of the maximum amount of objects, as a group has the same footprint as a user object etc

AD has been benchmarked at 14 million objects, the largest known AD (in Korea has approx 8 million objects)
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True, objects, my bad....

what kind of AD is this in Korea ??? just curious
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agbor1960,
mm we are up to 16 million

A further test, carried out at Compaq's European Benchmark Centre in Sophie-Antipolis, France, demonstrated 16 million user objects loaded into Active Directory running on a four CPU AlphaServer 4100 with 2Gb memory. The object database occupied 68.8Gb and grew in a linear fashion during the load, maintaining response time to clients throughout
http://www.dnjonline.com/newsreel/ActiveDirectory_scale.html
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agbor1960,
the maximum number of user accounts possible in a Windows NT domain was 40,000. The number of user accounts possible in an AD domain is huge. I don't know the absolute maximum, but Korea.com (an Internet portal providing a range of Web services to Korean citizens) has an 8-million-user-account AD implementation
http://www.winnetmag.com/Windows/Article/ArticleID/42605/42605.html
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