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    Connections to server

    We use Windows NT 4.0 on the server for a small office network. About two weeks ago we got caught up with installing a bunch of updates and service packs. Since that time the clients on the network begin to experience an inability to access files on the server or to bring up the server directory with Windows Explorer. The error message says there are no more connections available. We have to reboot the server to enable connections.

    Our knowledge of NT is limited, and I have been unable to find any Help information that indicates what the problem is or how to fix it.

    Can someone here help?

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    Re: Connections to server

    Marvin, Did you re-boot the server? Have you re-booted any of the workstations? Have you checked the task manager to see if there is anything out of the ordinary running?

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    Re: Connections to server

    We have rebooted the server many times. It appears that we must reboot it daily in order to clear out whatever is preventing connections. We have also rebooted workstations. The problem keeps cropping up daily as some sort of connection limit is apparently reached. This never happened before installing the updates a couple of weeks ago.

    I will have to check the task manager in the morning to see what is running.

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    Re: Connections to server

    Marvin,
    Do you have a list of what you updated? Can you identify the update that caused the problem? What NT service pack level are you running? What other server software?

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    Re: Connections to server

    I believe we located the problem with the help of an outside tech person who knows a bit more about Windows NT. The problem we were having is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 321447. It had to do with how the licenses for the server were configured. We have made the change suggested in the article, and things seem to be working properly now. I can only guess that the problem arose from one of the 19 hotfixes and patches that were applied a couple of weeks ago. We were a little behind on keeping the system current!

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    Re: Connections to server

    Marvin, for future reference. ot sure of the legalities, but when a NT server is setup, the licensing should be set to client licenses instead of server licenses. AND if you do set it to server licenses, MS does give you ONE chance to change the licensing to client licensing. Not sure if this is the problem BUT it sounds like it.
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    Re: Connections to server

    Changing the licensing designation from server to client was what we did a week and a half ago. That is what my previous post referred to in the MS Knowledge Base. We have had no problems since, so that appears to have been the fix that was needed

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