Re: Network Limitations of Windows 2000 and XP Pro
I used to encounter an obnoxious error and message if I had <apparently> used up the amount of available connections between WinXP Pro (acting as a server with shared folders/disks), and other machines trying to link to those shares.
The alert states, "Not enough server storage to process this command".
Even after closing other connections, even after rebooting the server, even after unsharing other shared out folders on the server, this error would persist and then go away randomly. After doing some hunting, I found on a Windows forum a fixup for the registry that alleviated this.
Warning! Do not touch the registry unless you know what you are doing!!!!.
Having put out that disclaimer, this is appeared unhinge the number of machine connections I could make to the server. I'm not sure how much additional memory requirements this may drain on the system, but doubt that it's very much by today's standards.
1. Find the following reg key:
2. Add the following DWORD value (Note - this may be case-sensitive.):
3. Add a small value (recommended is 15 or 0x0f if you add the value in hex).
4. Reboot the server.
We're now able to create as many connections as needed w/o that alert popping up.
Hope that helps,