failure to connect XP Home computers on peer2peer LAN



Colin
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
When first logging on to a peer2peer LAN accessing shared folders on one of
the PCs, we intermittently but frequently get the message:
"No more connections can be made to this remote computer at this time
because there are already as many connections as the computer can accept"
using one of the PCs as a "file server". Later attempts often, but not
always, connect OK. Technet article 815432 suggests that this was a known
problem resolved by a hotfix incorporated in SP2. All of the PCs are running
SP2 and all automatic updates issued at least to 29/4/2005 (when I was last
on site) but the problem is still there.
Any answers?

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
If you're trying to access files on the XP Home computer, XP Home is limited to 5 concurrent network connections.

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"Colin" <Colin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C53B0514-A741-41C6-808D-FE1AF59A20B5@microsoft.com...
> When first logging on to a peer2peer LAN accessing shared folders on one of
> the PCs, we intermittently but frequently get the message:
> "No more connections can be made to this remote computer at this time
> because there are already as many connections as the computer can accept"
> using one of the PCs as a "file server". Later attempts often, but not
> always, connect OK. Technet article 815432 suggests that this was a known
> problem resolved by a hotfix incorporated in SP2. All of the PCs are running
> SP2 and all automatic updates issued at least to 29/4/2005 (when I was last
> on site) but the problem is still there.
> Any answers?
>


failure to connect XP Home computers on peer2peer LAN