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max # of connect'n on remote pc

By dvillarjr ·
Our office uses windows XP SP2. we made a small utility program that enables us to share or update files automatically by sharing a folder on our workgroup... Unfortunately as the connections grew, we found out that, in a single shared folder; you can only establish 10 remote connections simultaneously... We are wandering if there is a way to increase this default 10 remote connections.Thank you..

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by dvillarjr In reply to max # of connect'n on rem ...

additional info... We are using Windows XP pro w/ SP2..on a workgroup... all other pc connecting have the same Specs...

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by faradhi In reply to max # of connect'n on rem ...

No, Windows XP has a 10 user connection limit only.

This article explains the issue.
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314882

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by superjn In reply to max # of connect'n on rem ...

Upgrade to Win2000SRV or 2003SRV. If you want to use a device as a server, just call it what it is and use the appropriate OS.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to max # of connect'n on rem ...

As the above answer tells you MS has a 10 connection limit on a simple Peer to Peer Network. The only way around this is to migrate everything to a Domain from a Workgroup and use a Server OS on a dedicated server for all your users. Follow the direction sin th download available at the first entry here

http://tinyurl.com/pz49d

Now if you need to use a MS Server Platform you may have to buy additional Licences to allow more than 10 computers to connect this depends in the Server Platform involved as some have as few as 5 connections allowed and then you start buying additional Licenses to a higher number this all depends on the Version of the Server Platform that you buy.

Alternatively you could use a Linux Server Application like Ubuntu available from here

http://tinyurl.com/b3jek

But before considering this if you have no Nix experience you should view the following

http://tinyurl.com/8b9s6

You can also look up your nearest Linux User Group here

http://www.linux.org/groups/

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by CG IT In reply to max # of connect'n on rem ...

the first answer and HAL have it right. Max connections on a peer to peer is 10. One thing though, you don't have to go to directory servicers network. On a Windows platform, you can buy a server and place shared resources on the server. Then just get the appropriate amount of client access licenses you need. The server does not have a max connection limit, rather uses client licensing.

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by wcp In reply to max # of connect'n on rem ...
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by parker73 In reply to max # of connect'n on rem ...

Here you go everyone in computer land. Go to this website: http://www.lvllord.de/?lang=en&url=tools and download his neat little app that fixes this monopolizing fix that M$ put in sp2. Makes me think that they let everyone run with the ball until everyone set up their networks and then they eek out a fix in sp2 so everyone that has over 10 people on a network has to go out and buy $500.00+ server software that you can't even upgrade your existing XP Pro server with. Ok I vented, thanks for hearing me out.

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