If you have domains with thousands of users or groups, or if searches take a long time to complete, adjust the search settings.


This procedure applies only to vCenter Server user lists. ESXi host user lists cannot be searched in the same way.


Browse to the vCenter Server system in the vSphere Web Client object navigator.


Select the Manage tab and click Settings.


Click General and click Edit.


Select User directory.


Change the values as needed.



User directory timeout

Timeout interval in seconds for connecting to the Active Directory server. This value specifies the maximum amount of time vCenter Server allows a search to run on the selected domain. Searching large domains can take a long time.

Query limit

Select the checkbox to set a maximum number of users and groups that vCenter Server displays.

Query limit size

Specifies the maximum number of users and groups vCenter Server displays from the selected domain in the Select Users or Groups dialog box. If you enter 0 (zero), all users and groups appear.


Click OK.