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Windows NT 4 SID Domain Limitations

By bryan.montgomery ·
How many sids are availible for files security, groups, users, share security, etc. in a Windows NT 4 domain? I am looking for an answer with a document or place to find the document with the answer in it.

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by ustutz In reply to Windows NT 4 SID Domain L ...

Your SAM database file is limited to 40 MB. Each user requires 1 kb, each NT host .5 kb, and each group 4 kb. Also, there is a 40,000 user pratical limit on an NT domain.

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by Andreas In reply to Windows NT 4 SID Domain L ...

Just a little remark to the answer from uwe.stutz@metrois.com

The SAM database file is successfully tested up to 40 MB in Microsofts labs. They don't recommend the file to exceed 40MB, but it is possible.

I belive you can find some info aboutthis in "Windows NT Server 4.0 Administrator's bible " by Robert Cowart.
Published by: IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.

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by wayne.goodrich In reply to Windows NT 4 SID Domain L ...

40,000 upper user limit and 15,000 pratical user limit

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by djharker In reply to Windows NT 4 SID Domain L ...

You'd have to be a massive organisation to stretch the 40Mb SAM size restriction. The previous information regarding 1Kb per user is absolutely right, but groups will also take about 3 - 4Kb depending on the number of users. Don't forget that each computer account will use about 0.5Kb too.

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