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Using the Person Entry Count to Determine the Number of Users in the Metadirectory

Article ID: 253533

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Metadirectory Services 2.1

This article was previously published under Q253533


When you view the properties of the DSA (Server) object in the directory or the Known Universe, there is a value called Person Entry Count. This is not the current count of users in the directory. It is the number of users in the directory since the count was last performed. Running a Management Agent or Replication Agreement does not update this value.


The Person Entry Count value is updated in the following two ways:

  • When Microsoft Metadirectory Services (MMS) is started or restarted, it performs an initial Person Entry Count and updates this value. It also records the entry in the Zoomserv\Data\Logs\Genlog file.
  • After the initial count is made, it is recounted periodically (approximately every 12 hours) by a low-priority thread.

Additional query words: VIA users in the directory

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