My company has an old and small NT4 server controlled, domain-based network with 15 computers. We have a new machine with a large hard disk running with OEM-XP Pro. We want it to act as a fileserver, but of course, it cannot accept more than 10 inbound connections. We need about 20. Is there any way to increase the maximum number of inbound connections (10) on Win NT/Win2k/XP workstations? Or is there any trick to fool these workstations to accept more than 10?
You can configure the AutoDisconnect time by running the following command from a command prompt:
net config server/autodisconnect:time_before_autodisconnect
This isn't a perfect solution, but it might do the trick in your case, especially if you are only dealing with intermittent connections.
This was first published in October 2002