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Hi everyone :)

I have a split database with the backend on a shared folder which
users access through the LAN. The front end sits on their hard
drives.

Apparently windows 2000 has a limit of 10 connections to shared
drives. When mapping the drives I can only get 7 people out of the 9
I require before I start getting messages telling me the connection
limit has been reached. I am told this is because windows counts
other 'things' as connections not just users connecting through mapped
drives.

My question is: has anyone experienced the same thing, and what did
you do to overcome the problem.

I can install windows 98 on the host machine which doesn't have the
same restriction, but this isn't likely to happen as it is against our
procedures.

Can anyone think of anything else?
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On 2 Nov 2003 17:12:15 -0800, we****@hotmail.com (Michael) wrote:

Your server may be running Windows 2000 Pro, which has some
limitations that Win2K Server does not. It may also be a licenses
issue; check out the Licenses applet in Control Panel (if any). Also
check with Event Viewer for more detailed messages.

Mapping drives is not needed. Just link everyone to
\\servername\sharename\. It's safer too, but may suffer from the same
restriction.

-Tom.
Hi everyone :)

I have a split database with the backend on a shared folder which
users access through the LAN. The front end sits on their hard
drives.

Apparently windows 2000 has a limit of 10 connections to shared
drives. When mapping the drives I can only get 7 people out of the 9
I require before I start getting messages telling me the connection
limit has been reached. I am told this is because windows counts
other 'things' as connections not just users connecting through mapped
drives.

My question is: has anyone experienced the same thing, and what did
you do to overcome the problem.

I can install windows 98 on the host machine which doesn't have the
same restriction, but this isn't likely to happen as it is against our
procedures.

Can anyone think of anything else?


Nov 12 '05 #2

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Thanks for your reply tom.

Your right, mapping drives isn't required, but still suffers the connection limit.

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Tom van Stiphout <to*****@no.spam.cox.net> wrote in message news:<bb********************************@4ax.com>. ..
On 2 Nov 2003 17:12:15 -0800, we****@hotmail.com (Michael) wrote:

Your server may be running Windows 2000 Pro, which has some
limitations that Win2K Server does not. It may also be a licenses
issue; check out the Licenses applet in Control Panel (if any). Also
check with Event Viewer for more detailed messages.

Mapping drives is not needed. Just link everyone to
\\servername\sharename\. It's safer too, but may suffer from the same
restriction.

-Tom.
Hi everyone :)

I have a split database with the backend on a shared folder which
users access through the LAN. The front end sits on their hard
drives.

Apparently windows 2000 has a limit of 10 connections to shared
drives. When mapping the drives I can only get 7 people out of the 9
I require before I start getting messages telling me the connection
limit has been reached. I am told this is because windows counts
other 'things' as connections not just users connecting through mapped
drives.

My question is: has anyone experienced the same thing, and what did
you do to overcome the problem.

I can install windows 98 on the host machine which doesn't have the
same restriction, but this isn't likely to happen as it is against our
procedures.

Can anyone think of anything else?

Nov 12 '05 #3

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Michael -

The desktop OS's have a limit of 10 connections. You'll have to move to 2000
server, 2003 server, or Linux/samba to get more connections...

- jtp

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Hi everyone :)

I have a split database with the backend on a shared folder which
users access through the LAN. The front end sits on their hard
drives.

Apparently windows 2000 has a limit of 10 connections to shared
drives. When mapping the drives I can only get 7 people out of the 9
I require before I start getting messages telling me the connection
limit has been reached. I am told this is because windows counts
other 'things' as connections not just users connecting through mapped
drives.

My question is: has anyone experienced the same thing, and what did
you do to overcome the problem.

I can install windows 98 on the host machine which doesn't have the
same restriction, but this isn't likely to happen as it is against our
procedures.

Can anyone think of anything else?

Nov 12 '05 #4

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