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Windows 7: Shared Folder 20 Limitation

07 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Shared Folder 20 Limitation

I have 15 computers connecting to the Windows 7 workstation yet I experienced the error message: 'An error occured while re-connecting.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'

I have been reading about the limitation and learning that there is no way around the 20 limitation. I am also seeing that an external hard drive connected through USB to the workstation is also limited to 20.

Question regarding the limit of 20 - are we talking about simultaneous 20 users accessing the file folder and the sub folders? Or are we talking about 20 mapped computers? Has there been a solution around this limitation?

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07 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

As far as I remember it is concurrent. That would also include mapped drives I believe. The problem is that although the user may logout (turn of their machine etc) Windows won't always drop that share so you may have to reboot the machine acting as a server.

The solution would be to migrate to Windows server or use a NAS for the shares.
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08 Oct 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Should be concurrent, yes. You can check number of open sessions and open documents etc from the mmc snap-in (Shared Folders). Also possible to be accessed by right clicking Computer and manage.
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08 Oct 2015   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Yes, I am convinced it is 20 concurrent... My real question is can I increase that 20 somehow. I haven't seen any work around this.
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08 Oct 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

The 20 connection limit is explicitly spelled out in the EULA. Any method of circumventing this limit would be a violation of the EULA. I will not discuss that.

Section 3 e

cyberSAR has given you the solution: Migrate to a server OS or share the files from a NAS.
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08 Oct 2015   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Oh, I see. Delete all posts.
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