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I need to get a count of objects in active directory. Total objects, then a count of just user identities (all authentication accounts).
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by:Joseph Moody
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You can use the powershell command: (Get-ADObject -Filter *).count to get a count of all ad objects. Change Get-ADObject to Get-ADUser to get a count of all AD users.
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by:Austin Texas
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You can pipe the results of "dsquery user" to a text file and then drop that in excel to get a count of user objects in your AD.

An alternative tool would be joeware's ADFIND. This example will display the number of user accounts in the "domain.com" domain.
adfind -b "dc=domain,dc=com" -f "objectcategory=person" -c

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by:pramod1
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how can I out put Get-ADObject -Filter *) to  a txt file , I need to have count
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(Get-ADObject -Filter *).count | out-file .\count.txt
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by:Subsun
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To get object count
(Get-ADObject -Filter * | Measure).Count

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To get user count
(Get-ADUser -Filter * | Measure).Count

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To get count for each ObjectClass
Get-ADObject -Filter * | Group ObjectClass | Select Name,Count

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Not sure, what you mean by  'all authentication accounts'.
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