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Generaljust hit my cognitive load limit Pin
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QuestionSneaky M$ update to run down Windows 7? Pin
  Forogar  5-Aug-19 4:28
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One of my file servers at home was running Windows 7 Pro. It worked fine as a file server, lots of TB of plug-in disks and feeding videos and things out to various computers in the workgroup around the house with no fuss or bother. I updated it whenever M$ said it had something to fix or secure better. Life was good and simple. Cool | :cool:

Then... it decided to no longer allow as many simultaneous connections as it used to and would stop feeding files upon demand occasionally. I checked netstat but no information to help why suddenly it hit the limits. I was easily within the 10 (or possibly 20, documentation is a bit vague) limit it was supposed to have; usually no more than 6. I tried various registry settings suggested around the web but none of them helped. Sigh | :sigh:

I had a licence for Server 2012r2 so split the partition and set up dual boot on the machine to try it out. Amazingly it only took me 20 minutes to install and the default everything (mostly) just worked for me. Half an hour later it was up and running - the other computers didn't notice the difference - even though it only supported a domain (of the same name as the workgroup) rather than a workgroup - it still allowed the workgroup machines to connect to the disks and once more life is good and simple. Cool | :cool:

Was this a sneaky update from M$ to run down the efficacy of Windows 7?

[edit] Since the file server works fine as is, I cut it off from the interweb and it will no longer update itself. Unchanged eternally. I should perhaps have done this with the Windows 7 Pro as, it too didn't need the interweb - then I assume I wouldn't have had this problem.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.

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