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Unable to read more than 1000 entries and/or 1500 attributes from Active Directory using LDAP

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Novell Account Management 2.1 for Windows 2000
Novell Active Directory Driver 
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2
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 Unable to read more than 1000 entries from Active Directory using LDAP.  Or unable to read more than 1500 attributes from Active Directory (example group member attribute)
The LDAP engine on Microsoft Active directory has default page size limit of 1000 results.


This limit is configurable using a utility called ntdsutil.
Increase the MaxPageSize value in the LDAP policy.

For maximum attribute values increase set MaxValRange.

Log on to the Windows Server as an Administrator, start a command prompt and type the following:

C:\> ntdsutil
ntdsutil: ldap policies
ldap policy: connections
server connections: connect to server <WINDOWS_SERVERNAME>
Connected to <WINDOWS_SERVERNAME> using credentials of locally logged on user
server connections: q
ldap policy: show values

Policy                          Current(New)

MaxPoolThreads                  4
MaxDatagramRecv                 1024
MaxReceiveBuffer                10485760
InitRecvTimeout                 120
MaxConnections                  5000
MaxConnIdleTime                 900
MaxActiveQueries                20
MaxPageSize                     1000
MaxQueryDuration                120
MaxTempTableSize                10000
MaxResultSetSize                262144
MaxNotificationPerConn          5

ldap policy: set maxpagesize to ##### (for example, 50000)
ldap policy: commit changes
ldap policy: q
ntdsutil: q
Disconnecting from <WINDOWS_SERVERNAME> ...

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  • Document ID:7012565
  • Creation Date:06-JUN-13
  • Modified Date:02-NOV-17
    • NovellZENworks Configuration Management

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