IBM Rational Directory Administration application resets max objects to be displayed

Technote (troubleshooting)


When using the IBM Rational Directory Administration (RDA) application, the maximum number of objects to be displayed is reset to a default of 200 after a reboot.


The value gets reset to 200 after a reboot.

The setting changed in View > Filter Options stays set as expected until a reboot.


This is the default out of the box and is working as designed.


Any Rational Directory Administration usage.

Diagnosing the problem

The value will get reset after a reboot.

Resolving the problem

If another value is preferred and you would like to have it stay in place even after a reboot, you have to edit the TDSConfiguration.xml for the Rational Directory Administrator (RDA). There are many different locations of the TDSConfiguration.xml file for each of the different installations including IBM Rational Synergy and IBM Rational Change but make sure the one edited is for the RDA.

Each RDS directory will have an RDA or WebAccessServer sub directory where the file is located.

You will want to edit LDAP_USER_COUNT and LDAP_GROUP_COUNT as noted below to the value you choose.

  <entry key="TLS_LDAPLIB_LOG_FILE">TLS_LDAP_LIB.log</entry>        
  <entry key="TLS_LDAPLIB_CONSOLE_LOGGING">false</entry>            
  <entry key="TLS_LDAPLIB_FILE_LOGGING">false</entry>                
  <entry key="TDSAT_LOG_FILE">TDSAT.log</entry>                      
  <entry key="TDSAT_CONSOLE_LOGGING">false</entry>                  
  <entry key="TDSAT_FILE_LOGGING">false</entry>                      
<entry key="LDAP_USER_COUNT">200</entry>                          
  <entry key="LDAP_GROUP_COUNT">200</entry>  
  <entry key="LDAP_CONNECTION_TIMEOUT">2000</entry>

The next time the server is rebooted the value will remain as chosen.

Document information

More support for:

Rational Directory Server

Software version:

5.1,,, 5.1.1,,, 5.2,,, 5.2.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:


Modified date:


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