Solved

10 max client connections - How do I increase

Posted on 2002-07-15
4
351 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Within Windows Professional the maximum number of client connections to that machine is 10.

I have been told there is a registry change (probably unsupported by MS) that allows you to increase this number.

Admittedly this is not good practise, however it would help us get out of a sticky situation.

Does anyone know this 'work-around'?
0
Comment
Question by:glenramsey
  • 2
4 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:glenramsey
ID: 7154151
The official word on 'why' at:

http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q122920&

No mention of a way of increasing from 10 :-)
0
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
jkr earned 50 total points
ID: 7154165
>>I have been told there is a registry change (probably
>>unsupported by MS) that allows you to increase this
>>number

If there was one, it'd certainly be "unsupported", as this would break the License Agreement. But, there is no such setting. In fact, this behaviour is being controlled by the 'ProductType' value in the registry - if it not "Server", only 10 simultaneous sessions are granted. PS: Don't bother to play with that setting, as there are 'guard' threads which won't allow any changes and will just bring up a message box.
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 7154543
Even if there was some way to do it (other than the thing jkr pointed out), it is ILLEGAL to change the setting.  Your license agreement grants you 10 connections to workstation.  Violating that license agreement makes you subject to a huge fine (at least huge for most of us).
0
 

Author Comment

by:glenramsey
ID: 7154750
Ah right, i see. Didn't realise that.  Oh well, looks like we'll have get another couple of server licenses and install that.

thanks for your help.
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Task scheduler to manage event fails 4 776
Migrate DFS role 3 853
Change port for terminal servers (2000 and 2003) 3 156
windows explorer 21 177
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Employees depend heavily on their PCs, and new threats like ransomware make it even more critical to protect their important data.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question