Solution to No More Connection to a Remote Computer Problem

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.

10 Replies to “Solution to No More Connection to a Remote Computer Problem”

  1. No More Connection to a Remote Computer Problem

    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 Edit

  2. Hellow Friend.. Thank’s 4 u’re information before.. I’ve done about what U explained upstairs.. but, it seem not worked.. & I’ve known. the maximum user who can acces the shared file in same times is just 10 user.. By the way, would u give me the solution if I want to change OS of my SErver? Thank you

  3. 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.

    only connect 10pc

    but i have 30pc connect this computer

    plz help me

    my number 9029750490

  4. No solution just migrate to linux box open source solution
    the easiest being fedora and ubuntu

  5. the above article actually works, maybe you just dont do it right or different windows version.

  6. Hellow Friend.

    On the system hosting your print queues
    Install TCP/IP print services:
    1. Have the Windows installation CD on hand
    2. Log on as a local Administrator
    3. Navigate to Start->Control Panel->Network Connections or right-click on My Network Places and select Properties…
    4. Select the menu Advanced->Optional Network Components…
    5. Select Other Network File and Print Services
    6. Click Next and OK.
    7. Reset the system if requested
    8. Open Start->Settings->Control Panel->(Administration Tools)->Services
    9. Double-click TCP/IP Printing Services and set the startup type to Automatic

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