Powershell script looking for user count

Hello,

I am running the following powershell script and it is giving an error "Invalid enumeration context", in get-aduser. I have close to 800,000 user objects in the domain.

$AllUsers = get-aduser -filter *
$TotalUserCount = $AllUsers.count

Could you please suggest how to get this to work. This script worked in other smaller domains.

Thanks
Parity123Asked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
the default limit is 1000 users you can use the
get-aduser -resultsetsize $null to return all

$AllUsers = get-aduser -filter * -resultsetsize $null
$TotalUserCount = $AllUsers.count

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Quest Tools get-qaduser -sizelimit 0 is the equivalent
Parity123Author Commented:
I tested this. It looks like it is running for a while and then terminates with error cannot contact server, unless the connection times out after a while.

Are there any other options
Parity123Author Commented:
I still get the same error - invalid enumeration context
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compdigit44Commented:
What David Johnson post earlier is very similar to the examples in the offing like but they use brackets

http://support.risualblogs.com/blog/2012/07/24/view-number-of-user-accounts-in-ad-via-ad-powershell/
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
that means that it is timing out .. the reason for the limit was to not overload your DC. use a filter i.e. run it 36 times  
get-aduser -Filter 'samaccountname -like "a*" '

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$firstletter="abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789"
$usercount = 0
$lettercount = $firstletter.Length

for($i=0; $i -le $lettercount; $i++){
$filter = $FirstLetter[$i] + "*"
$users = get-aduser -Filter 'samaccountname -like $filter'
    if ($users.Count -ne $null){
        $usercount += $users.Count
    }
}
$usercount

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Parity123Author Commented:
Thanks all for your responses. The following worked for me.

$allusers = get-aduser -filter * | measure | select count
$allusercount = $allusers.count

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Parity123Author Commented:
I tried a few things
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