Mapping Drives to a shared external drive connected to a Windows 7 or Windows 10 PC

I'm told that there is a limit to the number of concurrent mapped drives to a shared storage device that is connected to a Windows 7 workstation.  I need at least 35 connections to this storage device.  If there's no way to map the 35 connections to the shared external device that is currently connected to the Windows 7 workstation (I believe the limit is 10) , will upgrading to Windows 10 allow me to have 35 users map to the external storage device concurrently?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
no you need a windows server product or a linux OS
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Actually the limit is about concurrent connections to shared resources and not about mapping. But I think you are talking exactly about the known limit (in Windows 7 it is set to 20 by default and in Windows 10 to 10).
See what limit you have here through regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
Or are you talking about sharing settings where the number of users which connect simultaneously to the shared folder can be limited? Then it cannot be changed.

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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
rsaba, any update on this?
rsabaAuthor Commented:
We've decided to not map the location for each user signing in.  Since it's rare that we would have more than 2 or three people simultaneously accessing the location that was being mapped, a decision has been made to not map the drive and provide instructions for the user to access the location using the UNC path. Mapping has limitations on the number of users that can be mapped simultaneously to the one location and since it's not required, I've aborted the need to map the location.

Thanks for the information.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Ok, thanks for feedback. Please close this question then.
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