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Win2K Profesional maximum client connections

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Hi,

i have a Win2K Profesional machine and want to connect 30 machine's (DOS) to it. up to 10 it goes all OK but when i try more it say's it can't connect.
i know Win2K Pro has a maximum of client connections(10), but where do i change this value so i can set it to a maximum of 30 ??

TIA,
ruben
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No, this value cannot be changed.  And even if it could, you would be violating your Microsoft W2K EULA (End User License Agreement) by doing so.

W2K is technically limited to 10 client connections and your user license also limits you to 10 client connections.

If you need more clients, get W2K Server.
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i think it can be changed but don't know where in the registry

that's why i reject your anwser.
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In that case I'm reporting you to the EE moderators.  What you ask to do violates the Microsoft license for your software.  EE policies prohibit asking for or providing such help here.  To quote:

"posting any content that infringes any third party's intellectual property rights or violates any confidentiality agreements or contracts of employment"
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rtieland

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So I'll just restate the only answer to this possible here:

No, this value cannot be changed.  And even if it could, you would be violating your Microsoft W2K EULA
(End User License Agreement) by doing so.

W2K is technically limited to 10 client connections and your user license also limits you to 10 client
connections.

If you need more clients, get W2K Server.
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I don't think that you would find this in the registry.  It's probably buried in the core OS, and you would need the source code for that.  Maybe call Microsoft, I'm sure the would be willing to help for a price - say the cost of buying a server license and a little berating.  
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Please resolve this question!
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by:mrwolf
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using a 3rd party app like a ftpd will get around the 10 user limit on win2k pro. As for changing it , well thats something MS has hidden to ensure people buy the server lics , apparently when they released the 10 user limit on win2k there was uproar but they refused to budge over it & its also a ULA breech
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Do a search at
http://www.dogpile.com/
for
"turn workstation into server"
(use the quotation marks!)
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Force accepted

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