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Thread: XP HOME network LIMITED ?




  1. #21
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    XP Home has a limit of 5 simultaneous file sharing
    XP Pro (like NT) has a limit of 10 simultaneous file sharing

    see below
    http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/wxpservr.htm#limit[/url]

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    Well.. I guess you were right to start with... I've learnt something for the day now.

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    being MS its prolly just a reg setting somewhere.

    and from MS themselves: Windows XP Home Edition-based computers always have Simple File Sharing enabled.
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    Beefy,
    the question is
    WHY DIDN'T YOU KNOW
    because someone at M$ didn't want you to ! ???
    thanks for you and all the Tweakies for your help

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    ah ms do want ya to know, i knew all along, but didnt quite know what you were talkin about. if ya look on their sales sheets title why buy winXP Pro they explain home has 5 and pro has 10 and all that crap
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    UPDATE
    setting up a desktop pointer to the common file to be shared
    allowed all machines to look at the file one by one sequentially,
    closing each folder before moving to the next machine,
    BUT
    eventually it said dont get cute with me and locked you into
    5 machines with the others locked out ....... so you cant even
    alternate which machines are working on the common folder
    GO BACK to the 7th post to this thread
    yes the one from M$ site about a BETTER EXPERIENCE
    ........ by inference they are saying PRO will do it better than HOME,
    NOT TRUE ........ HOMEless cant do it, and it would appear a
    lot of effort has been put into making sure it wont
    ............... its a lock out !!!! ??????
    SOLUTION .... keep your old 98 or start paying for PRO
    and SERVER etc etc
    will be most gratefull if someone can show us to be wrong
    GT

    ps what happens to all the notebooks that have HOMEless
    on them, if they try and hook into the office network, especially
    if there are 10 XP Pro machines in the office net and along comes
    notebook number 11 trying to hook in !!!!!
    we are only trying to use this network for basic file storage
    MAYBE "direct connect" will do the job ????

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    this was the same if u compared a copy of win2k pro, and win2k server, there are built in limitations as to the number of simultaneous connections u can have to the file sharing, i first was confronted with this problem at a LAN i held where we used a 2kpro box as a file server, once we got 5... (or 10) users trying to copy stuff from it, they were gettin lockouts, it may well have been one user at a time...

    there is an option in the licensing module, i believe u could just add licenses in 2k and that'd fix some, whether it is truly hard-coded limit or not, i cant be certain...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    ps what happens to all the notebooks that have HOMEless
    on them, if they try and hook into the office network, especially
    if there are 10 XP Pro machines in the office net and along comes
    notebook number 11 trying to hook in !!!!!
    the office should have a central file server that can handle all the shares. i dont think anyones gonna be stupid enough to put winxp home on a business file server.
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    here here!
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    If I'm understanding all of this correctly, the complaint here is that using Windows XP Home Edition, more than five connection cannot be made to one computer at one time.

    You can set the limit higher, atleast I know that for sure in Pro, but my question for Unregistered is: Why?

    Why would you want more than 5 computers to connect to another computer at once? Every user that logs on slows down the access times of the other users who are using that box. The 5 connection limit isn't there because Microsoft (whom everyone should credit with popularizing computing thanks to MS-DOS and Windows 3.1) wanted to be the evil computer *******s that too many people claim they are.

    You probably don't want more than 5 users at a time on any computer, because you're just asking the box to do too much at that point and you'd get your tasks done just as fast if you waited to do them when the box was free.
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