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win2k server number of limited user's

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by flixx, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. flixx

    flixx Thread Starter

    Jan 11, 2005
    Was asked this question by a acquaintance the other day and did the
    normal research and came up blank. Question is this; Is there a limit to the
    number of users that can can use win2k server or is the users unlimited
    like in winnt server edition? The best answer i could come up with was
    there was a limit of 10 users and if you wanted to use IIS then you were
    out of luck as far the Internet goes. Since I don't believe in giving out
    false political statements, I was wondering if someone could give me
    some info or point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance. Flixx.
  2. gurutech


    Apr 23, 2004
    Do you mean how many people can log into a Win2K server? This is theoretically limited by the amount of CAL's (Client Access Licenses) you have purchased. The default is 5. This only means that you can have 5 users logged in at the same time. You can still have 100's of users configured to login to the system, but only 5 will be able to connect at any given time.
  3. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    The initial limit got set when the server was first installed.

    To see what it is configured to on your server, go to:
    Start / Settings / Control Panel / Licensing
  4. flixx

    flixx Thread Starter

    Jan 11, 2005
    To gurutech:
    So basically what your saying is that if you plan on using win2k as web server , you need to have some major dollars behind you, cuase microsoft
    has intentions of making you pay for more than 5 users connected at one
    time to yor web site. I figured someday they was going to make everyone
    pay for that mistake in winnt server of the unlimited license for the web.
    I was told that those bean counters at microsoft have had nightmares over
    the lost billions microsoft has suffered for that slip up. So i can can safely
    relay the message that you need major dollars in order to run a win2k if
    you wish to have more than 5 users connected to your web site at the
    same time. Got it and i highly appreciate the information, i'll suggest he
    take a strong look at unix. Thanks again, flixx.
  5. Paladin-X


    Dec 9, 2004
    They meant that only that number of users can log in to the domain at a time, not how many can access a web site.

    PS: you shouldn't be using IIS for a public website anyway. Apache > IIS.
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