Ghost connections between win98 serveur and xp clients

Posted on 2003-03-09
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I work as a Tech in an internet cafe, and our machines are all connected to a server to get most of their information about accounts and such, our clients machines (20 of them) are WinXP pro and the serveur is Win98se we had to do this cause XP doesn't allow more then 10 connections at the same time (which is ridiculous) the problem is the following :

After a long period of time xp machine dont wanna connect to the server cause it says that no more connections can be allowed...  If I reboot the server it often says that 25 and more connections are on the server, but we only have 20 client machines...  

How can I make the XP machines to REALLY close network connections, or can I make the Win98se serveur refresh it's connections to figure there is only 20 machines at any given time??

Thanks for all the help you can give me...

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netnightmare earned 300 total points
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You really need to put a server in, Windows 98 is not a stable network operating system. As for the number of connections do you have any peripheral devices attached to the network such as printers as this may be taking one of your connections.

Putting in a good server will not only help with your configuration it will also help speed everything along by using DNS and DHCP.


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