Is there a limit to the number of local Users that can be created in Server 2008 Web Edition SP2? I know there used to be a limit on SBS servers but that may be due to the fact that you got AD within that licence.

The reason I'm asking is because I'm using WebsitePanel (formally DNP) to manage my servers which creates two local user accounts for every account.

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There is one - local security registry is not using a real database to my knowledge - but it is quite high, possibly in hundreds of thousands. Most problem may be the memory use if you ever run into that.

  • ah OK, but not limited to like 50 or 75 like SBS was? Commented Nov 30, 2010 at 9:30
  • No definitely not that low.
    – mrdenny
    Commented Nov 30, 2010 at 9:38
  • It is a technical, not a logical limit. Basically at one point the db turns tooo large.... which is where AD witha relational model starts to shine (and with the dedicated servers you can have then).
    – TomTom
    Commented Nov 30, 2010 at 9:50

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