10 User Maximum Connection Limit in Windows 7 Ultimate

Hello,

I upgraded a computer to Windows 7 Ultimate from Vista to get around the 10 user maximum connection limit. Apparently the maximum connection limit in Windows 7 is 20 users instead of 10. However, when I use "net config server" in Windows 7 Ultimate, it still shows the limit as 10 users. I get an error when the 11th user tries to connect to the computer.

How do I set the connection limit to 20?
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  1. As far as I know, all versions of Win7 have a 20 connection limit. I wonder if some vista files got left behind in the upgrade that may be limiting you.

    Anyhow, this article may help.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Networking-home-computers-running-different-versions-of-Windows
  2. http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_25584748.html

    File and printer sharing limit is 20, however, your 10 users may be using 2 connections each (one for printer share, one for file share. Or using 2 files shares each). It's not a 20 user limit, rather a 20 share limit.
  3. The problem is upgrading from Vista.

    The 10 connection limit is from doing an upgrade instead of new load.

    Upgrading from 97 to XP is a total new OS; not just upgrading what you have.

    Windows 7 uses some of the same OS files. It is not a total new OS.
    You have to do a clean install for 20 connections.
  4. doug from town said:
    The problem is upgrading from Vista.

    The 10 connection limit is from doing an upgrade instead of new load.


    That was my first thought which is why I mentioned it in my first post. My PC allowed 20 connections immediately after my win 7 install.
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