Changing the Windows NT Redirector Time-Out Value

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When you use NET USE or NET VIEW across a Dial-On-Demand router or slowlink and the connection attempt is longer than 45 seconds, a "SemaphoreTimeout" error message appears.
By default, the Windows NT redirector time-out value is 45 seconds, whichlimits the length of time a connection is made. To change the redirectortime-out value, do the following:

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  1. Start Registry Editor (REGEDT32.EXE) and locate the following Registry subkey in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree:

  2. From the Edit menu, select Add Value.
  3. Enter the following:

    Value Name: ConnectMaxTimeout
    Data Type: REG_DWORD
    Data: <Number of seconds>
  4. Click OK and quit the Registry Editor.
  5. Shut down and restart Windows NT.

Article ID: 148950 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 04:16:13 - Revision: 2.1

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