When you use NET USE or NET VIEW across a Dial-On-Demand router or slow
link and the connection attempt is longer than 45 seconds, a "Semaphore
Timeout" error message appears.
By default, the Windows NT redirector time-out value is 45 seconds, which
limits the length of time a connection is made. To change the redirector
time-out value, do the following:
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide
problems that may require you to reinstall Windows NT to correct them.
Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of
Registry Editor can be solved. Use this tool at your own risk.
- Start Registry Editor (REGEDT32.EXE) and locate the following Registry
subkey in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree:
- From the Edit menu, select Add Value.
- Enter the following:
Value Name: ConnectMaxTimeout
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Data: <Number of seconds>
- Click OK and quit the Registry Editor.
- Shut down and restart Windows NT.