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Windows XP Professional runs IIS version 5.1, which comes with a 10 connection limit. Often that's not enough when you are testing a site from multiple browsers (or multiple locations). You can easily increase the limit to the hardcoded maximum: 40 connections.

Make a command prompt window (start, run, cnd.exe) and issue these commands.
cd \inetpub\adminscripts
cscript adsutil.vbs set w3svc/MaxConnections 40
The first command connects you to the adminscripts folder. The second command runs a script that sets the MaxConnections value in the IIS metabase to 40 (the maximum allowed). The third command (iisreset) shuts down and then restarts IIS.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • Thank you sir

    2013-08-28 03:04:49


    2013-06-08 03:40:17

  • I need max 200 connections. Is it possible?? Plz reply

    2013-03-14 10:17:57

  • WOW this solved all my problems !

    2012-06-12 01:00:12

  • Thank you so much!!! This fixed my random images not loading.

    2012-01-23 15:18:37

  • Thank you very much!!!

    2011-11-07 09:52:25

  • its really helpful, thx

    2011-04-01 04:15:43

  • Thank you very much it helps a lot.

    2010-05-04 04:10:47

  • am having a report that system can not find the path specified

    2009-11-11 10:54:04

  • It worked for me on several occasions. Thanx for the knowledge shared. Ajit Jha

    2009-11-09 05:08:01

  • Very informative Thanks a lot

    2009-09-17 06:57:35

  • thanku u very much

    2009-05-08 11:26:39

  • its too GOOD... Thanks dude..

    2009-03-22 23:13:42

  • cmd.exe not cnd.exe

    2009-01-12 20:58:33

  • Wow, great FAQ! You say that 40 is the hardcoded maximum; is this an OS limitation, or a limitation of the IIS version that comes with XP? jworden@brownsburg.k12.in.us Thanks!

    2008-01-23 10:31:54

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last modified: 2005-06-09 09:24:20