What is the maximum number of system administrator can be created in developer sandbox?

We already have 22 System administrator (profile) created in the sandbox.

When I was trying to create a new System administrator, I am not getting the option from Profile drop down as System administrator (please check attached screen shot).

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  • Is this a Developer Edition Org or an actual Developer Sandbox from a Production Org? Your question is unclear.
    – crmprogdev
    Jan 14, 2017 at 16:24
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    You have clearly run out of SF licences as it is not appearing in the dropdown.
    – Dave Humm
    Jan 14, 2017 at 16:36
  • Hi @crmprogdev Yes, its an actual Developer Sandbox from a Production Org. Jan 16, 2017 at 14:48

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You can set everyone as administrator, if you want to, and you can create as many active users as you have licenses (Setup > Company Profile > Company Information). Most likely, you don't have any free licenses at the moment.

  • In fact. If you look at the top of his screenshot, that is exactly the case. Jan 14, 2017 at 18:23
  • Hi @sfdcfox Nice to see your comment. Yes you are right. Remaining license for Salesforce=0. But license is available for others (Salesforce Platform, Chatter Free, Chatter External). Is it possible to create System Admin using these users? Jan 16, 2017 at 11:00
  • @Robi No, only Salesforce users can be a System Administrator. You'll have to deactivate another user before you can set up a new System Administrator.
    – sfdcfox
    Jan 16, 2017 at 15:56

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