Solved

Connection Limit Exceeded SBS2003

Posted on 2013-01-28
8
697 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-29
Small Biz Server 2003 SP2 :::  Exchange stopped working over weekend.  Users getting drive mapping errors, too.  Cannot connect because there are already as many connections as the computer can accept.  ???  This is a server.  Everyone has a cal.  It has worked for years and now all of a sudden no connection?  The admins can always connect.  

I checked the limit.  It was set to Max Allowed so I set it to 100 just in case the max allowed was too small - not sure why, it was never too small.  I eliminated several (>20) unused accounts that were disabled.  These are mapped connections, not RDPs.  After restart, some could use their Y:\Departments folder and could get their email now but others could not.

NOTE :::  I RDP'd to a user's machine.  My resources were available from their "Computer".  I selected the "Departments" folder on my machine from theirs and I was able to see it.  I also tried to open the server share from inside Word but got the same message.
0
Comment
Question by:jdfuller
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:foxpc123
ID: 38828543
Does this have ISA Installed - not sure if this will help;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927099
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
foxpc123 earned 500 total points
ID: 38828546
Could you also check server management and licensing to see how many CAL's you have?
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:foxpc123
ID: 38828550
sorry ignore the CAL question above - can see you've already stated this.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jdfuller
ID: 38828712
I can ALWAYS connect to the departments folder if I log on as an admin.  Also, if I make the user and admin, he's ok.  As I said this was working fine for all users before this weekend.  I am filtering the event logs for peculiarities.
0
Want to promote your upcoming event?

Are you going to an event? Are you going to be exhibiting at a tradeshow? Talking at a conference? Using a promotional banner in your email signature ensures that your organization’s most important contacts stay in the know and can potentially spread the word about the event.

 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Don S.
ID: 38828835
Check to see that your client license is actually still recognized by SBS.  I recently had a case where the server "lost" it's cals after MS updates and reboot.  After re-adding the CALs, connections were restored.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jdfuller
ID: 38828856
SOLUTION :::  In the event log, SBcore failure.  Disk FUll (log file encroachment on boot OS drive).  This morning noticed disk full and went directly to W3C log files and deleted and regained 50% of disk space.  Later went back to error and noticed that the CAL Lic file corrupted.  Used license manager to re-input all CALS.

Working now.
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Don S.
ID: 38829186
If you have any iPads connecting to your exchange server, they have a tendancy of filling up the IIS w3c log files very quickly!  but that's another discussion.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jdfuller
ID: 38831685
Simple.  Right under the nose.  Licenses were good BUT the file was corrupt and so had to reinput all!  

Lesson here is keep a cool head and try the simple stuff FIRST not last!

:o)
0

Featured Post

Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

Join & Write a Comment

The use of stolen credentials is a hot commodity this year allowing threat actors to move laterally within the network in order to avoid breach detection.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

758 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now