Solved

Calculate size of large Active Directory

Posted on 2008-06-24
4
3,383 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We are in the process of creating a new AD for our organization. It would be single forrest, single domain, multiple sites topology (alas, i have no control over this decision). I am trying to spec the DC hardware and i am wondering if there is any tool like adsizer for windows 2008 server? Or is there any other way to calculate the size of the AD on disk? The ad will have about 25000 users, 4500 exchange mailboxes and about 30000 computer accounts and about 250 OUs. There will be about 36 or so sites. There will be 4 main DCs and 35 RODC in different physical locations. To recap i am trying to figure out the diskspace needed to store the AD db.
0
Comment
Question by:i686
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
KCTS earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Microsoft have a tool called ADSizer (originally provided in the Win2000 ResKit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927229), which estimates the size of AD based on parameters you supply
0
 

Author Comment

by:i686
Comment Utility
Yes, I know. I have this tool. But it's designed for win 2000 server and exchange 2000, not windows 2008 server and exchange 2003. Is there something similar in the windows 2008 server reskit?
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
Comment Utility
Not that I know of - but AD size and tolpolgy is not that different, giebn that this is a very "aproximate" tool
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

The use of stolen credentials is a hot commodity this year allowing threat actors to move laterally within the network in order to avoid breach detection.
Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now