Setting IIS Maximum Connections To More Than 10

Every project I am working on, I test against 5 different browsers: Safari, Mozilla, IE7, Opera and IE6 on the same machine. Since Safari has entered the browser lineup, I have been receiving an annoying "HTTP 403.9 - Access Forbidden: Too many users are connected" message.

2007-06-29 10:00:00.0

Setting IIS Maximum Connections To More Than 10

Every project I am working on, I test against 5 different browsers: Safari, Mozilla, IE7, Opera and IE6 on the same machine. Since Safari has entered the browser lineup, I have been receiving an annoying "HTTP 403.9 - Access Forbidden: Too many users are connected" message.

To solve this issue, do the following:

  1. Download the Administrative Plugin MetaEdit from Microsoft : http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B301386
  2. Install Application (Comes with old files so skip these in the installation)
  3. Go to Administrative Tool in Control Panel and launch MetaEdit 2.2
  4. Navigate to the key LM/W3WSVC/MaxConnections
  5. Change the value from 10 to the number of connections you need. I chose : 2000000000 to be extra safe ;-)

This will work on:

  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.1 on Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0, when used with:
    Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0, when used with:
    Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
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allen said:
Pal,

Thanks a lot. I was in a class with more then 10 students trying to hit my laptop and ran into this error. Thanks to you I can go on teaching. You are the MAN.
Someone said:
Note: 40 connections is max.
It is hardcoded in IIS. Setting it to any higher value is useless.
Andrii Muliar said:
Thank you so much!
Another question: hot to reset existing connections without restarting IIS?