Computer Management | Sessions - Are there limitations?



Glenn
07-10-2005, 02:06 AM
Hello,

Background: We have a Windows 2000 server using domain which all the clients
logon too.

One machine in particluar, called "Hermes" acts as a client for a propriety
client/server system we developed. This is running WINDOWS XP PRO SP2. In
addition we have a printer which is shared from this machine. Finally, there
are files which often need to be accessed from the local share.

I have noticed that our users sometimes get an access denied message when
either trying to access the system OR access a file on the local share. This
morning a tried doing some troubleshooting as to what causes this problem.
It seems to be (though I can't say with 100% certainty) that 'Hermes' can
accept 11 unique "session" (viewable through computer management | Shared
Folders | Sessions). But the twelfth one will get a dialog box with the text
"request not accepted" or similiar (depending on the OS of the connecting
computer). If a computer is already connected it can open up many
connects/files.

Is there a known limit to the number of connections an XP Prro can accept?
Is there any workaround to this issue? All the other PCs are either XP Pro.
Win 2K pro, NT Workstation or 98 (no xp home or ME).

Thanks for any help in getting this straightened out!
GLenn

Danny Sanders
07-10-2005, 02:06 AM
All MS operating systems other than the server version accept only 10
concurrent connections.

> Is there any workaround to this issue?


Buy and install a true server operating system.


hth
DDS W 2k MVP MCSE

"Glenn" <glennb/at/team/hypen/sys/dotcom> wrote in message
news:EECB2EAB-5184-4848-961F-B37EF7C1D5C1@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> Background: We have a Windows 2000 server using domain which all the
> clients
> logon too.
>
> One machine in particluar, called "Hermes" acts as a client for a
> propriety
> client/server system we developed. This is running WINDOWS XP PRO SP2. In
> addition we have a printer which is shared from this machine. Finally,
> there
> are files which often need to be accessed from the local share.
>
> I have noticed that our users sometimes get an access denied message when
> either trying to access the system OR access a file on the local share.
> This
> morning a tried doing some troubleshooting as to what causes this problem.
> It seems to be (though I can't say with 100% certainty) that 'Hermes' can
> accept 11 unique "session" (viewable through computer management | Shared
> Folders | Sessions). But the twelfth one will get a dialog box with the
> text
> "request not accepted" or similiar (depending on the OS of the connecting
> computer). If a computer is already connected it can open up many
> connects/files.
>
> Is there a known limit to the number of connections an XP Prro can accept?
> Is there any workaround to this issue? All the other PCs are either XP
> Pro.
> Win 2K pro, NT Workstation or 98 (no xp home or ME).
>
> Thanks for any help in getting this straightened out!
> GLenn

Leythos
07-10-2005, 02:06 AM
In article <EECB2EAB-5184-4848-961F-B37EF7C1D5C1@microsoft.com>, "=?Utf-
8?B?R2xlbm4=?=" <glennb/at/team/hypen/sys/dotcom> says...
> I have noticed that our users sometimes get an access denied message when
> either trying to access the system OR access a file on the local share. This
> morning a tried doing some troubleshooting as to what causes this problem.
> It seems to be (though I can't say with 100% certainty) that 'Hermes' can
> accept 11 unique "session" (viewable through computer management | Shared
> Folders | Sessions). But the twelfth one will get a dialog box with the text
> "request not accepted" or similiar (depending on the OS of the connecting
> computer). If a computer is already connected it can open up many
> connects/files.
>
> Is there a known limit to the number of connections an XP Prro can accept?
> Is there any workaround to this issue? All the other PCs are either XP Pro.
> Win 2K pro, NT Workstation or 98 (no xp home or ME).

10 connections - if you are doing all you describe on XP, then it's time
to move to Windows 2003 Server or Windows 2003 Small Business server.

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Glenn
07-10-2005, 02:06 AM
"Danny Sanders" wrote:
> All MS operating systems other than the server version accept only 10
> concurrent connections.

Thanks Danny. I think I knew that on WinNT but since XP only had Home & Pro
flavors I wasn't aware of that.


> > Is there any workaround to this issue?
>
>
> Buy and install a true server operating system.

Or, since previously mentioned I am running Windows 2000 server, reconfigure
how/where files are accessed. ;-)

So, hypothetically if I had an XP Pro machine with a shared printer. 10
unique people could simultaneously connect and print, whereas the eleventh
person would be denied, correct?

Thanks again for your help.
>
>
> hth
> DDS W 2k MVP MCSE
>
> "Glenn" <glennb/at/team/hypen/sys/dotcom> wrote in message
> news:EECB2EAB-5184-4848-961F-B37EF7C1D5C1@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > Background: We have a Windows 2000 server using domain which all the
> > clients
> > logon too.
> >
> > One machine in particluar, called "Hermes" acts as a client for a
> > propriety
> > client/server system we developed. This is running WINDOWS XP PRO SP2. In
> > addition we have a printer which is shared from this machine. Finally,
> > there
> > are files which often need to be accessed from the local share.
> >
> > I have noticed that our users sometimes get an access denied message when
> > either trying to access the system OR access a file on the local share.
> > This
> > morning a tried doing some troubleshooting as to what causes this problem.
> > It seems to be (though I can't say with 100% certainty) that 'Hermes' can
> > accept 11 unique "session" (viewable through computer management | Shared
> > Folders | Sessions). But the twelfth one will get a dialog box with the
> > text
> > "request not accepted" or similiar (depending on the OS of the connecting
> > computer). If a computer is already connected it can open up many
> > connects/files.
> >
> > Is there a known limit to the number of connections an XP Prro can accept?
> > Is there any workaround to this issue? All the other PCs are either XP
> > Pro.
> > Win 2K pro, NT Workstation or 98 (no xp home or ME).
> >
> > Thanks for any help in getting this straightened out!
> > GLenn
>
>
>

Danny Sanders
07-10-2005, 02:06 AM
> So, hypothetically if I had an XP Pro machine with a shared printer. 10
> unique people could simultaneously connect and print, whereas the eleventh
> person would be denied, correct?


Yes.


hth
DDS W 2k MVP MCSE

"Glenn" <glennb/at/team/hypen/sys/dotcom> wrote in message
news:623FB12E-E512-4F33-8895-94B7692732DD@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Danny Sanders" wrote:
>> All MS operating systems other than the server version accept only 10
>> concurrent connections.
>
> Thanks Danny. I think I knew that on WinNT but since XP only had Home &
> Pro
> flavors I wasn't aware of that.
>
>
>> > Is there any workaround to this issue?
>>
>>
>> Buy and install a true server operating system.
>
> Or, since previously mentioned I am running Windows 2000 server,
> reconfigure
> how/where files are accessed. ;-)
>
> So, hypothetically if I had an XP Pro machine with a shared printer. 10
> unique people could simultaneously connect and print, whereas the eleventh
> person would be denied, correct?
>
> Thanks again for your help.
>>
>>
>> hth
>> DDS W 2k MVP MCSE
>>
>> "Glenn" <glennb/at/team/hypen/sys/dotcom> wrote in message
>> news:EECB2EAB-5184-4848-961F-B37EF7C1D5C1@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > Background: We have a Windows 2000 server using domain which all the
>> > clients
>> > logon too.
>> >
>> > One machine in particluar, called "Hermes" acts as a client for a
>> > propriety
>> > client/server system we developed. This is running WINDOWS XP PRO SP2.
>> > In
>> > addition we have a printer which is shared from this machine. Finally,
>> > there
>> > are files which often need to be accessed from the local share.
>> >
>> > I have noticed that our users sometimes get an access denied message
>> > when
>> > either trying to access the system OR access a file on the local share.
>> > This
>> > morning a tried doing some troubleshooting as to what causes this
>> > problem.
>> > It seems to be (though I can't say with 100% certainty) that 'Hermes'
>> > can
>> > accept 11 unique "session" (viewable through computer management |
>> > Shared
>> > Folders | Sessions). But the twelfth one will get a dialog box with
>> > the
>> > text
>> > "request not accepted" or similiar (depending on the OS of the
>> > connecting
>> > computer). If a computer is already connected it can open up many
>> > connects/files.
>> >
>> > Is there a known limit to the number of connections an XP Prro can
>> > accept?
>> > Is there any workaround to this issue? All the other PCs are either XP
>> > Pro.
>> > Win 2K pro, NT Workstation or 98 (no xp home or ME).
>> >
>> > Thanks for any help in getting this straightened out!
>> > GLenn
>>
>>
>>

Glenn
07-10-2005, 02:06 AM
"Leythos" wrote:

> In article <EECB2EAB-5184-4848-961F-B37EF7C1D5C1@microsoft.com>, "=?Utf-
> 8?B?R2xlbm4=?=" <glennb/at/team/hypen/sys/dotcom> says...
> > I have noticed that our users sometimes get an access denied message when
> > either trying to access the system OR access a file on the local share. This
> > morning a tried doing some troubleshooting as to what causes this problem.
> > It seems to be (though I can't say with 100% certainty) that 'Hermes' can
> > accept 11 unique "session" (viewable through computer management |
>
> 10 connections - if you are doing all you describe on XP, then it's time
> to move to Windows 2003 Server or Windows 2003 Small Business server.

Thanks!

John
07-10-2005, 02:06 AM
Glenn wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Background: We have a Windows 2000 server using domain which all the clients
> logon too.
>
> One machine in particluar, called "Hermes" acts as a client for a propriety
> client/server system we developed. This is running WINDOWS XP PRO SP2. In
> addition we have a printer which is shared from this machine. Finally, there
> are files which often need to be accessed from the local share.
>
> I have noticed that our users sometimes get an access denied message when
> either trying to access the system OR access a file on the local share. This
> morning a tried doing some troubleshooting as to what causes this problem.
> It seems to be (though I can't say with 100% certainty) that 'Hermes' can
> accept 11 unique "session" (viewable through computer management | Shared
> Folders | Sessions). But the twelfth one will get a dialog box with the text
> "request not accepted" or similiar (depending on the OS of the connecting
> computer). If a computer is already connected it can open up many
> connects/files.
>
> Is there a known limit to the number of connections an XP Prro can accept?
> Is there any workaround to this issue? All the other PCs are either XP Pro.
> Win 2K pro, NT Workstation or 98 (no xp home or ME).
>
> Thanks for any help in getting this straightened out!
> GLenn

This may help, I haven't tried it.

http://msmvps.com/coad/archive/2004/06/07/7759.aspx

John


Computer Management | Sessions - Are there limitations?