Solution: No more connections can be made to this remote computer

Posted: September 16, 2009 in Networking, PC, Server
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Solution to No More Connection to a Remote Computer Problem
December 25, 2008 — Snehal Masne

Got a problem faced by one of our readers that when after logging 10 computers, he tries to access some file or printer shared on the network, he gets this message saying that:

“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”.

Causes of this problem:

There are several versions of Windows XP released by Microsoft and the most common of them are XP Professional and XP Home. But Microsoft has put certain restrictions on these products (you may call it, deliberately) so that the users upgrade to its better versions.

While sharing a file or printer, there is a limit on how many users can access the shared resource from the Local Area Network (LAN) simultaneously. Microsoft has restricted the number of remote connections to be 10 for XP Professional and 5 for XP Home editions.

You can check yours by running the following command in cmd
net config server

What you can do now:

• Upgrade to a Windows Server license that supports more network connections than XP Professional and Home editions.

• Decrease the timeout period, to close unused connections faster (Default 15 minutes)
net config server /autodisconnect:1

this will allot the time of 1 minute.

• Use more computers to share the same file or printer (not that effective but can be handy).

• Make another network to share the same thing.

Alternatively, If u use windows server such as 2003 this problem is solved.

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Comments
  1. laxman says:

    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”.

    please provide solution

    if possible mail me on this id laxman_85d@yahoo.com

  2. Gokulakrishnan G says:

    Install a server that is the solution.

  3. pramod says:

    Error 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.
    Description: Windows XP Home Edition allows a maximum of 5 other computers to access its shared disks and folders simultaneously. Windows XP Professional allows a maximum of 10. This message appears when the maximum has been reached and another computer requests access.
    Solution: There’s no way to change the limit. A computer that’s already connected must close its connection before another can have access
    my windows xp home.

  4. shailesh badgujar says:

    Thank you.

  5. DB says:

    Solution

    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    2. Locate and then click to select the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Lanmanserver\Parameters
    3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    4. Type MaxMpxCt, and then press ENTER.
    5. Right-click MaxMpxCt, and then click Modify.
    6. In the Value data box, type the desired value, and then click OK.

    Note You can set the number of concurrent SMB commands to a value that is between 10 and 255. The default value is 10. In Microsoft Windows Server 2003, you can set the number of concurrent SMB commands to a maximum value of 65,535.
    7. Close Registry Editor.

    Default XP Professional conncurrent connection is 15.

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