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How many network devices can hook up to a Win 8 machine.

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    win 8

    How many network devices can hook up to a Win 8 machine.


    I have looked everywhere for for this bit of information....

    In XP you used to be able to pull up a CMD Prompt and ask: net config server
    and this would tell you how many machines/devices (other computers, printers NATs, NASs etc.) that you could hook to a machine.

    they removed this function (as far as I can tell) in win7 but you can find references to the maximum number of devices that you can hook up (10 for Home , 20 for Pro) .

    Does anyone know how many devices that is for Win8?

    Thanks

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    Posts : 3
    win 8

    please?


    No one has any idea?
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    Webster NY US
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    Win 7 / Win 8


    10 isn't the number of devices you can hook up. It's the maximum number of users that can login to your system.

    See description : Net Config Server command.

    I have Windows 7 and the command is there (although I get "access denied" since I am not currently logged in as an administrator).

    I have not tried it on Windows 8. It might require that you have Windows 8 Pro (you didn't indicate which version of Windows 8 you're running).
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    I get that "net config server" command to work in windows 8 Pro...and tells me the maximum logged on users as 20.
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    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    I get that "net config server" command to work in windows 8 Pro...and tells me the maximum logged on users as 20.
    Yeah, the example in the link showed "10" which may have been for Windows 7 Home edition.
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    Posts : 3
    win 8


    Thanks Bassfisher,

    That's what i needed to know.
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How many network devices can hook up to a Win 8 machine.
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