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SBS 2008 Net view command System error 71 has occurred.

I'm experiencing issues install Sophos on some of our workstations via sophos control panel on the SBS server. I believe it's got to do with the concurrent connection issues.

As I'm aware, SBS do not have "checking" CAL in place. So I don't see any issues with CAL. The server has an extra 5 CAL license totalling 10 allowed.

When running net view command, we can an error:

System error 71 has occurred.

No more connections can be made to this remote computer at this time because the
re are already as many connections as the computer can accept.

Reminds me of the 2000/XP 10 concurrent connection limit. But with SBS?!

I believe sophos installation is failing because it cannot access the shared folder properly on the SBS due to concurrent connection limits? Although I can access the map drives fine..
CBM Corporate
CBM Corporate
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SBS... to many limitations, thats why MS release WEBS.
Limitations: 75 users
Only one DHCP and DNS Server
When migrating, no ADMT Graphical Interfase allowed


Windows Small Business Server 2008 does not track CAL usage, as you stated. It doesn't care about concurrent connections either other than the maximum of 75. You could have 300 AD accounts and as long as no more then 75 concurrently connect it wouldn't be a problem.

This is more a problem with the share, also more caveats are multiple network connections using different credentials or you may want to check that the share connection hasn't been limited to a certain number of connections, which is possible.

I will check further about your error message
This is not directly related but it is very close:
Two things are currently known to address the issue:
Upgrading the NIC drivers is known to help but not completely resolve the issue.
In the cases we have seen so far, uninstalling anti-virus software has resolved the issue.
CBM CorporateAuthor Commented:
We got Sophos Control Centre to successfully deploy to workstations by:

On workstations with Windows Search/Indexing enabled. Add Sophos ~\autoupdate\cache folder to Indexing exception list and restart the Indexing service.

But the net view issue is a weird one, it's intermittent.

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