Maximum recommended number of objects (OUs) under one OU

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by ilkin, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. ilkin

    ilkin Guest

    Is there a recommended maximum number of objects that should be under one OU.
    AD functional level is Win2003 Forest. I have 2 DC's both GC's in one root
    domain and hardware is HP BL20's with 2GB ram. with 109,000 OU's under one
    OU. GPMC is very slow when clicking on any group policy object, so is AD
    users and computers if opening that parent OU and view set to a large value.
    This is a system test rig. any help would be welcome.
     
    ilkin, Nov 16, 2005
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  2. Agreed, don't confuse the GUI having issues because it has to pull everything at
    once to properly display it with AD having issues. In large environments I don't
    recommend the GUI at all and that is one of the reasons. Of course, it takes a
    heck of a lot more knowledge to do things if you don't use the GUI.
     
    Joe Richards [MVP], Nov 16, 2005
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  3. ilkin

    ilkin Guest

    IT is the Gui Apps that I have problem with, I am sure AD itself has no
    problem. I could look at using DSmod / DSxxx command line tools for ADUC Gui
    replacement. GPMC also very slow when clicking on Group Policy objects, not
    sure what else can be used for its functionality. thanks for your inputs.
     
    ilkin, Nov 17, 2005
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  4. The DS* tools are good (although lacking in one or two areas). Joe's ADFIND
    and ADMOD are excellent tools. And you can't beat your own scripts for
    doing things the way you want...

    I'm tending to favour my own little scripts more and more than arsing around
    with the GUI. And I find myself firing up ADFIND to quickly lookup a
    property, etc. more and more these days...

    Although I do still like LDP and ADSIEdit.msc (but ADSIEdit has similar
    issues to DSA.MSC with loads of objects ;-( )
     
    Paul Williams [MVP], Nov 17, 2005
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