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    Concurrent Users on Vista Share

    Does anyone know the limit to the number of concurrent connections to a shared area on a Vista PC? I know under XP it is 11, but can't find any numbers for Vista...

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    "The file sharing subsystem on Windows Vista only allows 10 concurrent inbound connections."

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    Still 10 I'm afraid. As per the EULA:
    c. Device Connections. You may allow up to 10 other devices to access the softwareinstalled on the licensed device to use File Services, Print Services, Internet InformationServices and Internet Connection Sharing and Telephony Services.

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    That's a shame. Thanks guys, not the answer I wanted, but thanks anyway!

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    Yep it's been this ever since NT3.5 server had a 10 connection limit, this then became NT4 workstation. (usless factoid there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    That's a shame. Thanks guys, not the answer I wanted, but thanks anyway!
    What's the problem with that limit?

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    The problem is that we want to share out part of our "NAS" system, and can't - the system is basically an XP computer with a few hulking big disks in it, but since it is XP we can only get 10 connections, which doesn't make it much good for hosting a shared area.

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    Rebuild it with FreeNAS, OpenFiler or similar?

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    I would say FreeNAS is the way to go Nick. I've used to it before and it was a doddle to set up, use and manage.

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    The thing is, our NAS also houses and runs our disk-to-disk backup (albeit on a different hard disk), so I can't take the Win OS off it to install FreeNAS.

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    The thing is, our NAS also houses and runs our disk-to-disk backup, so I wouldn't be able take the Win OS off it to install FreeNAS, would I?

    The box at present has 3 HDDs - disk1 has the XP OS on it, disk2 has the .bkf backup files and disk3 contains the area I'm trying to share out.

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    Buy a serverr 2003 licence for £35?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    The thing is, our NAS also houses and runs our disk-to-disk backup, so I wouldn't be able take the Win OS off it to install FreeNAS, would I?

    The box at present has 3 HDDs - disk1 has the XP OS on it, disk2 has the .bkf backup files and disk3 contains the area I'm trying to share out.
    You'd need to move the data off the 2nd and 3rd hard drive while you did the conversion to FreeNAS. Once FreeNAS is on, you should be able to access it over the network like any other machine. Thus it's just a case of setting up the shares and copying the data back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    The thing is, our NAS also houses and runs our disk-to-disk backup, so I wouldn't be able take the Win OS off it to install FreeNAS, would I?
    I don't see why not, if the disk to disk is copying to a windows share FreeNAS/Linux can do this, it will just have to be initiated from the windows server unless you use something like rsync to pull the file across. We use a linux box to back up all our windows servers.

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