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How many concurrent users on Windows 7 shares

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We have a small network of 12 users, and we are using one XP pro PC as a file server. Lately I am running into a problem with the top limit of 10 users that can be logged on to a XP pro at the same time.  I was wondering if there is a same limit on Windows 7, or has it been lifted. The extra two users do not justify the cost of windows server and the admin cost associated with it, so I was hoping that W7 seven has higher limit. I have tried to Google it, but cannot find any conclusive answer, some suggest that it might be 20, but I want to be sure. Any concrete references to this issue would be greatly appreciated.
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20 is the limit in win 7 pro - I just checked on a share i just made
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According to Paul Thurrott's Super Site for Windows, the limit is 20 inbound SMB connections for all editions of Windows 7.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_skus_compare.asp
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I am using Windows 7 Ult. The limit is 20 concurrent connections in windows 7.
Just check this;
Right click to any folder > Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing... > check the Share this folder box
You'll see as default value "Limit the number of simulaneous users to: 20"
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