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

Posted on 2016-09-01
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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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Question by:MilesLogan
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by:Subsun
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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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by:MilesLogan
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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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by:Subsun
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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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by:MilesLogan
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I can't modify the MaxGroupOrMemberEntries  .. toooooooo many approvals required ..

Yes , I have the quest AD PoweShell Module .
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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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by:MilesLogan
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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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Change line 5 to following..
       UserCount = (Get-QADGroupMember $_ -Type 'user' -Indirect -Sizelimit 0 | Measure).Count

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