how many devices can be joined in a domain in windows server 2016 standard ?

Ali Almasabi 1 Reputation point
2021-02-08T07:21:45.693+00:00

Hi,

is there a limit on number of devices which can be joined in a domain?
Windows server 2016 Standard.

what I know for users, it supports 500 users, but for Devices, how many devices are supported?

I'm asking about Windows Server 2016 Standard

thanks in advance

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  1. SUNOJ KUMAR YELURU 13,956 Reputation points MVP
    2021-02-08T07:48:30.14+00:00

    HI @Ali Almasabi
    It Shows Windows server 2016 Essentials.
    Windows Server 2016 Essentials support for up to 500 users and 500 devices.

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  2. Daisy Zhou 18,956 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-02-09T02:45:38.617+00:00

    Hello @Ali Almasabi ,

    Thank you for posting here.

    From the link below, we can see the Maximum Number of Objects in AD 2012 R2 domain (similar as 2016 domain):

    Each domain controller in an Active Directory forest can create a little bit less than 2.15 billion objects during its lifetime.

    Each Active Directory domain controller has a unique identifier that is specific to the individual domain controller. These identifiers, which are called Distinguished Name Tags (DNTs), are not replicated or otherwise visible to other domain controllers. The range of values for DNTs is from 0 through 2,147,483,393 (231 minus 255). As objects are created on a domain controller, a unique value is used. A DNT is not reused when an object is deleted. Therefore, domain controllers are limited to creating approximately 2 billion objects (including objects that are created through replication). This limit applies to the aggregate of all objects from all partitions (domain NC, configuration, schema, and any application directory partitions) that are hosted on the domain controller.

    However, I cannot find device number can be joined in a domain in windows server 2016 standard.

    Reference:
    Active Directory Maximum Limits - Scalability
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2003/cc756101(v=ws.10)?redirectedfrom=MSDN

    Hope the information above is helpful.

    Should you have any question or concern, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,
    Daisy Zhou

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