?
Solved

Issues connecting to Windows XP share

Posted on 2011-03-09
5
Medium Priority
?
245 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I client has a peer to peer network using XP Pro.  They are using one computer as their data store and they are getting concurrent connection errors on other computers.  I know the 10 connection limit but there are only 8 computers in the network.  Can someone tell me what constitutes a unique connection?  If a user has 2 mapped drives to 2 different folders is that taking up 2 connections or just one?
0
Comment
Question by:jmellis777
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:AustinComputerLabs
ID: 35085713

The MS article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314882 has info on this.  It also discusses a way to adjust the auto disconnect so you might use the connections more efficiently.  It will not increase the max though.

0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:AustinComputerLabs
ID: 35085800
I believe this part of the article more directly relates to your question:
The only way system A will have multiple sessions to another system, system Z, is if system A is running services that create logical connections to system Z. For example, if a user is logged on to system A as guest and a service is running on system A under the user1 account, and both the user and the service (as user1) establish connections to system Z, two sessions are established. Each logon session that uses the Server service counts against the connection limit.
0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Adam Leinss earned 2000 total points
ID: 35088297
On the "server" PC, right click Computer, go to Manage.  Click on Shared Folder>Sessions.  That should show you who's connected and how many times.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jmellis777
ID: 35315879
I would like to give credit to a response.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Can you find a fax from a vendor you saved a decade ago in seconds? Have you ever cursed your PC under your breath during an audit because you couldn’t find the requested statement or driver history?  If you answered no to the first question or yes …
If your system is showing symptoms of browser hijacks or 'google search redirects' check out my other article (http://rdsrc.us/u3GP7A) first and run the tool TDSSKiller (http://rdsrc.us/GDBBs4) to get rid of the infection. Once done, and if the …
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…
If you are looking for an automated solution for backup single or multiple Office 365 user mailboxes to Outlook data file, then you can use Kernel Office 365 Backup & Restore tool. Go through the video to check out the steps to backup single or mult…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month6 days, 16 hours left to enroll

593 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