> I have 5 pc's setup with Home Vista Basic. I setup one PC to share its files.
> I can access the files from all the pc's but when I try to access the same
> file more then once vista will just sit there until the first session is
> With excel you can open up a file on one pc and then you should be able to
> open it from another with read only access but this does not work. This is
> the same with word or access.
> I did try the Business version of vista and I did not have this problem.
> Does Vista Home basic have a bug with file sharing to multiple pc's?
> It suppose to allow 5 concurrent useres, which it does but will not let me
> share one file to multiple users at the same time. Any Ideas ?
The inbound concurrent connections limitation has never been for 5
*computers* or 5 *users*. It is for 5 *connections* and each computer
can (and usually does) make more than one connection to a pseudo-server.
The reason you did not have the problem with the Business version is
that it allows more than 5 concurrent connections. This is not a bug.
You need to either use Business on the pseudo-server, or a real server
operating system (overkill IMO for only 4 workstations), or if the
pseudo-server is only acting as a file/backup server you can put Linux
I have searched on MS for an updated inbound connections limit in Vista
but have been unsuccessful. I'm going to assume that the limitations are
the same for the Vista Home/Business/Ultimate Editions as they are in XP
Home/Pro until I find out otherwise.
- Inbound connections limit in XP
5 for XP Home (Vista Home Basic/Home Premium)
10 for XP Pro/Tablet/MCE (Vista Business/Ultimate)
49 for SBS 2000
74 for SBS 2003
Unlimited for full Server O/Ses
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