[Samba] Windows 2000 Terminal Server and SAMBA

Drew.Zeller at statcan.ca Drew.Zeller at statcan.ca
Thu Apr 4 12:19:21 GMT 2002

This registry value was added by Microsoft for the NT 4.0 version of WTS.
It's purpose was to over come the 2048 file limitation that was present
under the NT 4.0.  This registry value could be set to maintain a separate
virtual circuits  per terminal server user.  Under SAMBA this meant that a
separate smb process would be spawned per user from the same WTS server.
(You can refer to the Microsoft Q190162 on this).  From what I have
gathered, under Windows 2000, this registry value was disabled as Microsoft
has increased the open file limitation to 8192.

Without this option what will happen on the WTS server is that all user
connections from the WTS to a file server is made under one process (and in
the case of SAMBA only one smb process will spawned for all user connections
to a SAMBA file server from the same WTS server).  Based on my
understanding, the more file access you have going to the same file server
smb process, from the same WTS server, the worse your file network
performance will be.

-----Original Message-----
From: Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 [mailto:AJAVID1 at motorola.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 11:16 AM
To: 'Drew.Zeller at statcan.ca'; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: RE: [Samba] Windows 2000 Terminal Server and SAMBA

can you elaborate on this registry
why do u need a separete smbd process
we are running WTS on W2k with samba
what does this registry key do

my understandingis smbd runs as root and spawns different smbd process as
child processes

-----Original Message-----
From: Drew.Zeller at statcan.ca [mailto:Drew.Zeller at statcan.ca]
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 9:42 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Windows 2000 Terminal Server and SAMBA


We a re planning to migrate from the Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server to the
Windows 2000 version sometime within the next few weeks.  From the
newsgroups and have gathered that the MULIPLEUSERSONCONNECTION registry
option that allowed each connection from the Terminal Server to start a
separate smb process has been disabled in the 2000 version.  Is there any
work arounds that can be done in the current version of SAMBA (2.2.3a)?  If
not, are there any plans to add something for this in later versions?

Thanks in advance.

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