Set LDAP fetch count

Use the Set LDAP fetch count group policy to specify the number of objects to obtain in a single LDAP request. You can use this group policy to optimize the number of objects to suit your environment.

If you select Enabled for this group policy, you can then set the number of objects to obtain in a single LDAP request by balancing speed and memory usage against network bandwidth and latency. As you increase the number of objects included in an LDAP request, you may improve the overall performance by decreasing the number of connections to Active Directory and reducing the overall demand on the server, but you increase the RAM used by the agent. If you decrease the number of objects included in an LDAP request, you may reduce overall performance because of the additional network traffic, but decrease the memory used by the agent.

On faster networks, you can safely retrieve a small number of objects. On slower networks or when retrieving information for large groups (for example, groups with more than 1000 users), you may want to increase the value for this parameter.

This group policy modifies the adclient.fetch.object.count setting in the agent configuration file.