Help with Network Access of a shared folder

I work at an elementary school. We don't have a lot of computers in our lab, but we have more than 10. One of the computers has a shared folder, I have access to the shared folder from the other computers, but I run into problems after 10.

I understand this is probably an Apple thing. But we don't have much if any money. Is there any way to change the File Sharing Limit on the machine I'm using to share the folder? We are unable to get Apple Server, and for a bunch of kids writing assignments it's not worth it.

The OS is 10.6.8
StarThunderAsked:
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John-Charles-HerzbergCommented:
I think this link will help. ..."Is it as easy as editing said file and dumping it back on the Mini? Provided you know HOW?"...

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1266219?start=0&tstart=0
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hunter-peckCommented:
Basic folder sharing information:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1549

Optional sharing through built-in unix web publishing feature:
http://www.macworld.com/article/1140370/pythonserver.html

Good luck.
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strungCommented:
You can't share more than 10 computers on one share unless you are running Apple Server instead of the normal Apple operating system.

You can upgrade the computer software to Apple Server for $20:

http://www.apple.com/osx/server/
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strungCommented:
You only have to upgrade the one machine that has the shared folder. I believe Windows has the same limitation, BTW.
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hunter-peckCommented:
Here is a better article about setting up the free apache web server function.
It is no longer pre-configured like it was in past versions of the MAC OSX.

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3083
The instuctions are fairly staright forward but it will help if you have someon who is familiar with working in OSX or unix line command.
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strungCommented:
When you say you can't get Apple Server, do you mean you can't afford a Mac Mini Server? You don't need one. All you need to do is to upgrade the software on the one Mac to Apple Server software for $20.
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StarThunderAuthor Commented:
strung,

     that would seem like a great idea, and I tried it. But it only works with os 10.8.2 or later.
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StarThunderAuthor Commented:
This would be a good solution, but it only works with OX 10.8.2 or higher, and we have 10.6.8. We are going to do something else, thanks.
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strungCommented:
It will work with 10.7 or later. You can upgrade from 10.6.8 to 10.7 for $30, then to 10.7 server for $20.

You may have to call Apple to download it, because it is no longer on their website. See the second last post here:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4188627?start=0&tstart=0
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