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Adding more workstations to network

By Rel Blackmane ·
I'm a computer tech at a small retail outlet.
I recently rebuilt the network with new workstations and a new Point-of-Sale program.
The "server" is a P4 1.8, 512 DDR RAM, and 60GB HD, running w2000 Professional.
The stations are Windows 98 machines.
Problem:
I can only connect 10 systems to the server. The rest can see other workstations but not the server. How do I get past the maximum allowed users of 10 under the share properties of the server HD?

Any ideas would help.
Thanks

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by NickMkhn In reply to Adding more workstations ...

Have you already tried to connect more than 12 Win98 workstations to Win2K Pro box?

There should not be a problem with more than 12 connections to Win2K Pro box.

There’s only the limitation for concurrent connection, the workstations can’t access the Win2K Pro box simultaneously.
The network should be workable though, but slower, only when more than 12 workstations accessed the Win2K Pro simultaneously, and some of the machines have to wait in the queue.

I believe in a small retail outlet surrounding, nobody would even mention that slowdown.

As for me, well, we practiced with similar configuration at college almost every day, and it always worked in our Windows OS class.

OK, I've just created 15 users on my Win2K box, provided them with the passwords, and they are able to login from another machines.
What exactly seems to be the problem? More details would help with a possible solution.

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by quintar51 In reply to Adding more workstations ...

windows 2000 professional can only handle 10 concurrent connections to it at once. If you want more, get w2k server.

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