Maximum Number of Shares of a drive - Windows XP Home

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Maximum Number of Shares of a drive - Windows XP Home

Postby PJKLUG » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:21 pm

I just moved WB from an XP Pro "server" to an XP Home "server" and now can only have 5 drive mappings to "shared" drive. I realize this is not a BRules problem but an XP problem but is 5 the maximum number of sharings you can have in XP Home? Is there any configuration changes that can be made to fix this?

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Postby PJKLUG » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:30 pm

I found the answer to my own question. 5 max on XP Home and 10 max on XP Pro.

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Postby Gabriel » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:21 pm

I'm pretty sure you don't have to use Drive Letter mappings anymore in BR. Try typing the UNC paths "\\computername\sharename" directly in your wbconfig.sys DRIVE statements.

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Postby GomezL » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:52 am

I am pretty sure that client server works on either OS.

I always poke fun at my users "Home" is not for "Work!" There are quite a few differences.

On the other hand, if all you need is shared network space, there are a bunch of nice options. I have an IOMEGA drive, it just plugs in the network and instant share!

Another options is to setup a Linux server.

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Postby PJKLUG » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:24 am

I thought about using an external drive but aren't I going to have the same issue? This is just a Windows network with WB running on a shared folder mapped with a drive letter. The external drive would have to be shared by whatever workstation it is plugged into and if that workstation was XP home it could only be shared by 5 total workstations.


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