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*** more than 5k in the group*** Count how many active directory group members for more than one AD group

Hi SubSun or all ..  forgot to mention the group contains more than 5000 users in the group so the script below times out.
Can someone help me modify this ?

Import-Module Activedirectory
GC C:\group.txt | %{
      New-Object PSobject -Property @{
      Group = $_
      UserCount = (Get-ADGroupMember $_ -Recursive | Measure).Count
      }
}| Select Group,UserCount
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SubsunCommented:
Do you have full rights on all the groups members of this groups which you are checking? Try to run the script with a domain admin account and see if it gives same error.

Or is it a multi domain environment? Do you have groups from other domain as member of the group which you are checking?
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MilesLoganAuthor Commented:
Hi SubSun

Tested with my DA account from a DC and it also failed with the error below .
This was just one group in the text file with over 5000 accounts .

Get-ADGroupMember : The size limit for this request was exceeded
At C:\PS\GetGroupCount.ps1:5 char:15
+     UserCount = (Get-ADGroupMember $_ -Recursive | Measure).Count
+                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (MyGroup:ADGroup) [Get-ADGroupMember], ADException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ActiveDirectoryServer:8227,Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.Commands.GetADGroupMember

weird is this does work with the same group over 5000 accounts with or without the DA account.
(Get-ADGroup MyGroup -properties *).member.count

All groups are from the same domain .
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SubsunCommented:
You need to modify the MaxGroupOrMemberEntries to more than 5000

Ref : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd391908(WS.10).aspx

If that's not possible then, I can try to write a workaround code..


Or do you have quest AD PowerShell module?
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MilesLoganAuthor Commented:
I can't modify the MaxGroupOrMemberEntries  .. toooooooo many approvals required ..

Yes , I have the quest AD PoweShell Module .
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SubsunCommented:
Ok try this from Quest AD PoweShell Module and see if it works..
Add-PSSnapin Quest* 
 GC C:\group.txt | %{
       New-Object PSobject -Property @{
       Group = $_
       UserCount = (Get-QADGroupMember $_ -Type 'user' -Indirect | Measure).Count
       }
 }| Select Group,UserCount

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MilesLoganAuthor Commented:
this worked but I got the warning message about only being able to retrieve the first 1000 results , so it does not give me the total number .


.. increase the size limi using the -Sizelimit parameter or set the default size limit using the Set-QASPSSnapinSettings ..
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SubsunCommented:
Change line 5 to following..
       UserCount = (Get-QADGroupMember $_ -Type 'user' -Indirect -Sizelimit 0 | Measure).Count

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MilesLoganAuthor Commented:
Thanks man .. definitely slower than the one liner but it will work .. thanks !
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