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Error Msg: No More Connections Can Be Made At This Time

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If you are using a computer that is running Windows NT or later, you may receive the following error message:
No more connections can be made at this remote computer at this time because there are already as many connections as the computer can accept.
If you are using a computer that is running Windows 95, you may receive the following error message:
This request is not accepted by the network. Try again later.
You may be attempting to connect to a share that is configured toallows a specific number of connections, and that number of connections hasbeen reached. Check the properties on the share on the server.
If the specified number of connections has been reached, increase the userlimit or set the value to "maximum allowed."
There are several other parameters that you can check when troubleshootinga problem with limited connections to the computer.
  • Verify that the computer is running a retail version of Windows NT or later. To verify this, check the Licensing tool in Control Panel and make sure that the following message does not appear:
    Not available in NFR (Not for Resale)/MSDN Edition of Windows NT Server.
  • The server may be configured with Per Server licensing and the number of licenses may be exhausted. A quick check to see if this is the problem would be turn off the License Logging Service on the computer.
  • Check to see if the server was configured by upgrading a computer running Windows NT Workstation to Windows NT Server. If it was, the following registry parameter may need to be increased from a hex value of 0xa (10) to 0xFFFFFFFF:
For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
122925 Upgrading From Workstation to Server Limited to 10 Connections
122920 Inbound Connections Limit in Windows NT Workstation 3.5x & 4.0
149522 System Error 71 and License Manager
148967 Err Msg: 'This Request Not Accepted by Network' on WFWG Client
130631 Client License Assignment in Per Server Mode
156431 XADM: Error 71 When Using NT Server from MSDN Select CD
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Article ID: 179483 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 08:17:58 - Revision: 2.1

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