Connecting to an XP machine with several users



Odessa
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
I am trying to use an XP machine as a file server in my small bussiness. I
can only connect about 10 users at a time. Is there anyway to increase the
number of users? I need to be able to connect about 16. I have Windows XP PRO
loaded.

David Finch
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
Odessa wrote:
> I am trying to use an XP machine as a file server in my small bussiness. I
> can only connect about 10 users at a time. Is there anyway to increase the
> number of users? I need to be able to connect about 16. I have Windows XP PRO
> loaded.

If you could, it would violate your license to do so. You could pay
per-seat to upgrade to Windows Server or you can run Samba on Linux
supporting an unlimited number of users for free, the latter of which
has worked well for us but it might not work so well if you don't have
much inhouse experience running Linux.

Ron Bogart
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
In news:9E671080-64A3-4190-AF50-02AB78C9910F@microsoft.com,
Odessa <Odessa@discussions.microsoft.com> did some thinking and came up with
these words:
> I am trying to use an XP machine as a file server in my small
> bussiness. I can only connect about 10 users at a time. Is there
> anyway to increase the number of users? I need to be able to connect
> about 16. I have Windows XP PRO loaded.

XP has a 10 connection limit - if you need more then server is your next
choice.

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Connecting to an XP machine with several users