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The information on this page refers to License Statistics v6.0 and newer, which introduced a new user interface (UI). If you are using a version previous to v6.0, see documentation for previous versions.

License Statistics lets you import user groups you have defined in an LDAP directory. Importing your user groups from LDAP eliminates the need to create user groups manually, which can be time consuming if you have a large number of users.

Importing your LDAP user groups also gives you one centralized place to manage your groups. License Statistics refreshes the user group data every 6 hours, so changes to user groups made in Active Directory, such as newly added or removed users, will be reflected automatically in License Statistics. In addition, for users imported from LDAP, hovering over usernames in License Statistics grids (such as in User History and Realtime Usage pages) shows user details, giving you more information about the users included in your usage statistics.

To import your LDAP user groups, you must provide the information needed to connect to your LDAP server, as described inConnecting to an LDAP server.

You cannot manually remove LDAP user groups. If you disable LDAP, the imported user groups will persist.

To remove previously imported LDAP user groups, it is recommended to configure the LDAP import filter to exclude all users from the search results. The next scheduled run or manual import will synchronize users and user groups. All users who do not match the filter will be disconnected from LDAP groups. Empty groups will be automatically deleted.

You can use the Microsoft administration tools on the Active Directory server to exclude any of your Active Directory user groups from being imported. To do this, add "License_Statistics=No_Import" to the note field of the group properties for each of the user groups you do not want to import, as shown in the example below. 

You can also configure the settings to import any of your Active Directory user groups. To do this, add "License_Statistics=Import" to the note field of the group properties for each of the user groups you want to import, as shown in the example below.