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How to Limit the number of users of a shared folder

Here’s a way to limit the number of users of a shared folder by using the command net share.

Command-line Syntax

net share <foldersharename> /users:<number>

For example, to specify a limit of five users who can simultaneously browse and connect to your shared folder named Downloads, type:

net share Downloads /users:5

Windows Interface

To limit the number of users of a shared folder by using the shared folders window:

type fsmgmt.msc by pressing Win+R or go to Computer Management.

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Once Shared Folders opens, click Shares.

In the details pane, right-click any shared folder to supervise, and then click Properties.

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Under the User limit group, click to choose “Allow this number of users:”, and specify the limit you want:

By default, the limit is set at the maximum number or Maximum allowed.

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